The Bazaar (Los Angeles, CA), TFG (Washington, DC), Minibar, Zaytinya (Washington DC) and Jaleo (Las Vegas, NV)
Named as one of Time’s “100” Most Influential People and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 22 restaurants, located in Washington, DC, Miami, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Mexico City. He is a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. In 2012, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides smart solutions to hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies. Andrés also serves as Culinary Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Andrés' work has earned him awards and distinctions such as Outstanding American by Choice, awarded by President Barack Obama and the McCall-Pierpaoli humanitarian award. In 2015, he was named EY Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Washington for his leadership and impact on the global business community, and was also awarded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Chair's Medallion Award.
Awards and Accolades:
- James Beard Award for “Humanitarian Of The Year" 2018
- James Beard Award for “Outstanding Chef” 2011
- James Beard Award for “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America” 2007
- James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” 2003