Chef and international humanitarian José Andrés headlined the latest in the Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall lecture series on March 13.
The pair of lecture events — held in the morning and evening — had hundreds of interested attendees meeting at the Van Wezel to hear from the culinary figure.
Andrés met with supporters early at the Van Wezel before taking the stage with Michael's On East founder Michael Klauber to speak about the effects food has on cultures. He also spoke about his nonprofit World Central Kitchen's work providing food for people in need across the globe.
"Food is this amazing way to spread respect and to spread love," Andrés said.