José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, and with partner Rob Wilder, is the team responsible for popular dining destinations in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami and Puerto Rico.
ThinkFoodGroup oversees all of José’s creative endeavors such as cookbooks, television programming, concept consulting and project development. José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards and was named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012. Recently he was named Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center.
José has been heralded for bringing both traditional and avant-garde Spanish cuisine to America, having lived there for over a decade.
- Best Chef of the Mid-Atlantic Region | James Beard Foundation, 2003
- Chef of the Year | Bon Appetit, 2004
- Outstanding Chef | James Beard Foundation, 2011
- 100 most influential people in the world | Time magazine