Jose Andres A native of Spain, José Andrés is 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 Discusses Small Farming and the Future of Food for National Geographic

May 5, 2014 » Comments
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For his second post on National Geographic’s food blog, The Plate, José discusses the farmers’ market movement in America and why connecting with our world’s small farmers is important both here and abroad. Click here to read his post on National Geographic’s website.

José Joins National Geographic to Discuss Food and Our World Today

Apr 17, 2014 » Comments
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José is honored to be a part of National Geographic’s new web portal, NatGeoFood.com. The site will be dedicated to exploring issues surrounding how we eat today and how we can provide food for all with growing populations and climate change. José joins other notable figures, such as food policy analyst Mary Beth Albright and science blogger Maryn McKenna, in contributing to National Geographic’s food-related blog called The Plate. Click here to read more.

José Weighs in on the Immigration Debate

Dec 6, 2013 » Comments
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As a recent American, Jose takes the opportunity to share with us his position on the current conversation on immigration in the United States. Click here to read his op-ed in Washington Post which will also be in Sunday’s print paper!

José shares his American Dream Story on the Today Show

Dec 6, 2013 » Comments
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José Andrés, chef, entrepreneur, husband, and father is also now an American Citizen! Click here to catch him on the Today Show as he shares his story of his 23 year journey to becoming an American and his thoughts on the current debate on immigration reform in America.

José Brings the Wonders of China and Peru to the Nation’s Capital

Nov 12, 2013 » Comments
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José Andrés, the chef who introduced America to traditional Spanish tapas and championed the path of avant-garde cuisine in the U.S., is opening a modern Chinese-Peruvian concept, in the heart of Penn Quarter in downtown Washington, DC. The restaurant will feature Chifa favorites–the cuisine known throughout Peru, melding Chinese style and native ingredients–with his personal and creative take on Chinese classics and this South American style

José launches José Andrés Foods

Oct 7, 2013 » Comments
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José Andrés Foods
José Andrés Foods, a new line of products from Spain’s most prestigious small producers hand-picked by Chef José Andrés, is now available in the United States. José Andrés Foods marries modern cuisine with Spanish tradition, delivering products that capture the flavor, life and passion of Spain.

With a portfolio that spans several categories, José Andrés Foods provides tastes of quintessential Spanish fare. Featured products include, Olive Oils & Sherry Vinegars, Seafood Tapas & Vegetables. The brand will become available in Whole Foods Markets in the DC/MD/VA area as well as nationally later this fall and is now available online at www.JoseAndresFoods.com

José Andrés to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

Aug 19, 2013 » Comments
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On September 5th Chef José Andrés will be among the recipients of the 26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. José Andrés will be honored with the Design Award for the innovative design of his restaurants, including Jaleo, Zaytinya, and Minibar. The Awards, which celebrate Hispanic cultural pride, contributions, and accomplishments, will be broadcast on MundoFox, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. EST/PST.

José Andrés invites you to an open house to celebrate minibar’s 10th anniversary

Jul 1, 2013 » Comments
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A decade has passed since minibar by José Andrés first welcomed guests to what has become one of D.C’s most coveted seats and one of the nation’s unique dining experiences. To celebrate minibar’s 10th anniversary, José, Rob Wilder and the ThinkFoodGroup family welcome friends and fans to an open house on Monday, July 15th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Guests will have an opportunity to tour minibar and barmini, sample the iconic Philly cheese steak – a dish that originated in minibar and is now available exclusively at The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills- and toast the anniversary with a cocktail from barmini. In addition, one lucky guest will receive the golden ticket granting them dinner for two at minibar on the day of their choosing.We hope you can join us!

José Andrés Announces The New Home For America Eats Tavern

Jun 12, 2013 » Comments
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José Andrés has just unveiled his plans for a permanent home to house his successful temporary destination, America Eats Tavern. Set to open in early November, the restaurant will reside in the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia. José believes that Tysons Corner provides the perfect location to pay homage to America’s rich culinary legacy, history, and culture. The restaurant will reflect past and present Northern Virginia farms, wineries, and resources, while also telling the the story of America through American classic dishes and native ingredients.

For more information and updates on the restaurant, visit our website.

José Andrés Inducted Into The MenuMasters Hall of Fame

May 18, 2013 » Comments
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Nation’s Restaurant News inducted Chef José Andrés into their 2013 MenuMasters Hall of Fame. This honor given to José highlights his mission to change the world through the power of food including his philanthropic efforts with World Central Kitchen, his non-profit which invests in finding smart solutions to hunger and poverty. The article highlights interviews with some of José‘s closest staff and friends including Chef Ferran Adrià, who Jose worked alongside a quarter-century ago, and research and development director at ThinkFoodGroup, Rubén García.

To read the full article, click here.