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Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012 and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. TFG is the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami including minibar by José Andrés, Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach.
Andrés is Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center, the first program of its kind to be offered in the United States. Andrés can be seen on PBS as host and executive producer of Made in Spain. His cookbooks include 'Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen' and 'Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America'.
His native Spain awarded him the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters medallion in 2010, making him the first chef to receive this recognition for promoting Spain abroad. Andrés also teaches “Science and Cooking” at Harvard as well as “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization” at George Washington University.
He is the founder of the non-profit World Central Kitchen, culinary ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and member of the U.S. Department of State Culinary Alliance and American Chef Corps.
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