José Andrés

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José Andrés
Jose Andres.jpg
Andrés in 2011
Born José Ramón Andrés Puerta
(1969-07-13) 13 July 1969 (age 45)
Mieres, Asturias, Spain
Nationality Spanish, United States [1]
Occupation Chef
Children 3

José Ramón Andrés Puerta (born 13 July 1969), known as José Andrés, is a Spanish American[1] chef often credited for bringing the small plates dining concept to America.[2] He owns restaurants in Washington DC, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, South Beach and Dorado.

Biography[edit]

José Andrés was born in Mieres, Spain. He is married and has three daughters.[3] Early in his career, he trained under Ferran Adrià at the restaurant El Bulli. Beginning in the fall of 2010, Andrés taught a culinary physics course at Harvard University with Ferran Adrià.[4] In May 2012, Andrés was named dean of Spanish Studies at The International Culinary Center, where he and Colman Andrews developed a curriculum in traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, which debuted in February 2013.[5] On 29 October 2012, he announced he was heading back to the classroom, and would teach his first course on how food shapes civilization at George Washington University next year,[6] which awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in public service on May 18, 2014, when he served as university's commencement speaker at the National Mall.[7]

Restaurants[edit]

Along with partner Rob Wilder,[8] Andrés owns several restaurants:[9]

  • minibar by José Andrés – Washington, DC – several chefs serve a prix fixe menu of about 25 small courses to six diners at a time.[10]
  • barmini by José Andrés – Washington, DC – experimental cocktail bar adjacent to minibar.
  • America Eats – McLean, Virginia – traditional American dishes in conjunction with the Foundation for the National Archives.
  • Jaleo – Washington, DC; Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia; Las Vegas – traditional Spanish tapas. Jaleo is named after a painting by John Singer Sargent.
  • Zaytinya – Washington, DC – serves mezze, small plates of food from the Mediterranean regions of Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon. Zaytinya means "olive oil" in Turkish.
  • Oyamel – Washington, DC – serves a variety of small plates and antojitos.
  • é by José Andrés – Las Vegas – similar to minibar.
  • The Bazaar - Beverly Hills, California and Miami Beach, Florida – a combination of traditional Spanish tapas and foods inspired by molecular gastronomy.
  • China Poblano – Las Vegas - Chinese and Mexican dishes.
  • Mi Casa – Dorado, Puerto Rico – Spanish and traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.
  • Pepe - Washington, D.C. - Food Truck

Awards[edit]

  • Best Chef of the Mid-Atlantic Region (James Beard Foundation, 2003)[11]
  • Chef of the Year (Bon Appetit, 2004)[12]
  • Casual Dinner Restaurant of the Year - Jaleo (RAMMY - Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, 2004)
  • 35 Under 35 Tastemakers member (Food & Wine, 2004)[13]
  • Marques de Busianos (Cofradía de la Buena Mesa y la Academia Española de la Gastronomía,2004)
  • Top 100 list (Saveur, 2004)[citation needed]
  • Saveur 100 List (Saveur Magazone, 2004)
  • Silver Spoon Award (Food Arts Magazine, 2005)[14]
  • Cucharón del Buen Guiso Marinero (Internacional) - Jaleo (2006)
  • Chef of the Year (Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, 2006)[15]
  • Pioneer (Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership - Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America (2007)[16]
  • A-List Chef, first Bravo A-List Awards (Bravo Network, 2008)[citation needed]
  • Por la divulgación de los pinchos donostiarres (2008)
  • Reconocimiento Extraordinario (Guía Gastronómica y Turística de España XXX Edición, 2008)
  • Recognition to Think Food Group (Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, 2009)
  • Quesero Mayor de Asturias (La Hermandad de La Pobre y Asociación de Queseros Artesanos de Asturias, 2009)
  • Fanne's Last Supper (The Dinner Party of the Century, 2009)
  • Men of the Year (GQ Magazine, 2009)
  • Richard Melman New Direction Award for Restaurant Hospitality, 2010
  • Pregonero (XXX Certamen del Quesu D'Afuerga'L Pitu,2010)
  • The Vilcek Prize for the Culinary Arts (The Vilcek Foundation, 2010)
  • Order of the Arts and Letters Medallion (Government of Spain, 2010)
  • RAMMYS Finalist (RAMMY, 2010)
  • Orden de las Artes y las Letras de España – Order of Arts and Letters (Cabinet of Spain, 2010)[17]
  • Galardón "Meierenses en el Mundo" (2011)
  • Momentum Award Downtown Experience - American Eats Tavern, (Downtown DC, 2011)
  • Hot Restaurateur (Conde Nast Traveler's, 2011)
  • Duke Ziebert Capital Achievement Award ( RAMMY - RAMMY, 2011)
  • Innovation Award (University of California, L.A.- 15th Annual Restaurant Industry Conference, 2011)
  • Outstanding Chef (James Beard Foundation, 2011)[18]
  • Carrera de Caballos de Sanlucar - José Andrés - Think Food Group (2011)
  • Honors (James Beard Chef Awards, 2011)
  • Chef of the Year - National (Eater, 2011)
  • Chef of the Year - Washington D.C. (Eater, 2011)
  • Culinary Ambassador (GACC, 2011)
  • Hot Restaurateur (Conde Nast Traveler's, 2011)
  • American Chef of the Year (The Daily Meal, 2012)
  • Español Universal (Cámara de Comercio Españla en E.E.U.U., 2012)
  • One of the world's 100 most influential people (Time Magazine, 2012)[19]* * 50 Most Powerful People in Washington (GQ Magazine, 2012)
  • Menu Masters Hall of Fame (Nation’s Restaurant News, 2013)
  • Award Honoree (Hispanic Heritage Foundation, 2013)
  • El Premio Extraordinario Alimentos de España (Ministry of Environment, Argriculture and Gastronomy, 2013)
  • Embajador Honorario de la marca España /Turismo y Gastronomía-(Foro de Marcas Renombradas Españolas (FMRE, 2013)
  • Exportando España - ICEX, D.O.C.a., RIOJA - (Madrid Fusión, 2013)
  • Diploma de Honor -(Les Clubs des Chefs, 2013)
  • Extraordinary commitment to community service (Jaleo & TFG)-(RUMI Peace & Dialogue Awards, 2013)


Rob Wilder[edit]

  • Restaurant of the Year - Austin Grill & Jaleo (RAMW, 1997)
  • Richard Melman New Direction Award (Restaurant Hospitality)

TV[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America[26] – a cookbook on tapas and Spanish cuisine. Coauthored by Richard Wolffe
  • Vamos A Cocinar: Las Mejores Recetas del Programma de Tve[27] – a book based on his Spanish cooking show Vamos a cocinar.
  • Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen.[28] – companion book to Andrés' public television series

US citizenship[edit]

José Andrés attained his American citizenship in December 2013.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roxanne Roberts (November 14, 2013). "Jose Andres becomes a U.S. citizen after 23 years in the country". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ McLaughlin, Katy (2009-12-10). "Restaurant of the Future?". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  3. ^ "José Andrés". SBE. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  4. ^ Black, Jane (24 March 2010). "Foam 101? Chefs Andrés, Adrià will teach at Harvard.". Washington Post. 
  5. ^ Forbes, Paula (2 May 2012). "José Andrés Now the Dean of Spanish Studies at ICC.". Eater.com. 
  6. ^ "Chef Jose Andres to Teach Class on Power of Fo". The New York Times. 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/world-renowned-chef-josé-andrés-deliver-commencement-address
  8. ^ "China Poblano - About José Andrés". Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "ThinkFooodGroup - Restaurants". Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Minibar Restaurant Website". Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Restaurant and Chef Awards". James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Chef of the Year Bon Appetit 2004". Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  13. ^ "Food and Wine 2004 Tastemaker Awards". Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  14. ^ "José Andrés". December 2005. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  15. ^ "2006 Rammy Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  16. ^ "Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America". James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  17. ^ "Spain to honor DC’s celebrity chef Jose Andres". Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Jose Andres wins James Beard award". The Washington Post. 10 May 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Jose Andres - 2012 TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World". Time. 18 April 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ Parrish, Marlene (23 May 2007). "Dish: Jose vs. Flay". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  21. ^ Made in Spain
  22. ^ Rob Wilder discusses the minibar's future: Washington City Paper
  23. ^ "Top Chef Season 7 - Episode 8: Foreign Affairs". 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  24. ^ Maura Judkis (13 March 2013). "Jose Andres appeared on ABC's 'The Taste'". The Washington Post. 
  25. ^ Alan Sepinwall (19 June 2013). "'Hannibal' producer Bryan Fuller on cannibal cuisine, renewal and more". HitFix. 
  26. ^ Andrés, José (2005). Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1400053599. 
  27. ^ Andrés, José (2007). Vamos A Cocinar: Las Mejores Recetas del Programma de Tve. Spain: Editorial Planeta. ISBN 978-8408070368. 
  28. ^ Andrés, José (2008). Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0307382634. 

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