José Andrés

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José Andrés
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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.


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 18 May 2014, when he served as university's commencement speaker at the National Mall.[7]


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 EatsMcLean, 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
  • China Chilcano - Washington, D.C. - Chinese, Japanese and Peruvian fusion.




  • Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America[22] – a cookbook on tapas and Spanish cuisine. Coauthored by Richard Wolffe
  • Vamos A Cocinar: Las Mejores Recetas del Programma de Tve[23] – a book based on his Spanish cooking show Vamos a cocinar.
  • Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen.[24] – companion book to Andrés' public television series

US citizenship[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Roxanne Roberts (14 November 2013). "Jose Andres becomes a U.S. citizen after 23 years in the country". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 November 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.". 
  6. ^ "Chef Jose Andres to Teach Class on Power of Fo". The New York Times. 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^é-andrés-deliver-commencement-address
  8. ^ "China Poblano - About José Andrés". Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "ThinkFooodGroup - Restaurants". Retrieved 20 April 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. ^ "Spain to honor DC’s celebrity chef Jose Andres". Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jose Andres wins James Beard award". The Washington Post. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Jose Andres - 2012 TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World". Time. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Parrish, Marlene (23 May 2007). "Dish: Jose vs. Flay". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  17. ^ Made in Spain
  18. ^ Rob Wilder discusses the minibar's future: Washington City Paper
  19. ^ "Top Chef Season 7 - Episode 8: Foreign Affairs". 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  20. ^ Maura Judkis (13 March 2013). "Jose Andres appeared on ABC's 'The Taste'". The Washington Post. 
  21. ^ Alan Sepinwall (19 June 2013). "'Hannibal' producer Bryan Fuller on cannibal cuisine, renewal and more". HitFix. 
  22. ^ Andrés, José (2005). Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1400053599. 
  23. ^ Andrés, José (2007). Vamos A Cocinar: Las Mejores Recetas del Programma de Tve. Spain: Editorial Planeta. ISBN 978-8408070368. 
  24. ^ Andrés, José (2008). Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0307382634. 

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