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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 Joins National Geographic to Discuss Food and Our World Today

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Posted Apr 17, 2014

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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.

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José Weighs in on the Immigration Debate

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Posted Dec 06, 2013

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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!

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Jose shares his American Dream Story on the Today Show

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Posted Dec 06, 2013

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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.

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

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Posted Nov 12, 2013

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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

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José launches José Andrés Foods

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Posted Oct 07, 2013

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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

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José Andrés to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

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Posted Aug 19, 2013

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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.

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

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Posted Jul 01, 2013

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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!

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José Andrés Announces The New Home For America Eats Tavern

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Posted Jun 12, 2013

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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.

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José Andrés Inducted Into The MenuMasters Hall of Fame

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Posted May 18, 2013

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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.

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José Andrés in Wall Street Journal

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Posted Apr 11, 2013

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Nearly 20 years ago, Jose opened Jaleo in Washington, DC with a unique menu of traditional tapas of his native Spain. Check out his classic Spanish recipes including Garlic Shrimp and Catalan Shrimp in Part 1 of Wall Street Journal’s Slow Food Fast Column and Fried Baby Artichokes With Hake in part 2. More recently, parts 3 and 4 feature Catalan Sausages with Mushrooms and Romesco with Asparagus Two Ways.

Click here to read part 1
Click here to read part 2
Click here to read part 3
Click here to read part 4

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Jose opens Barmini by Jose Andres on Feb 15

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Posted Feb 11, 2013

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José Andrés will unveil his very first cocktail-centric concept on February 15, barmini by José Andrés, a hub of chef-driven libations that will pay homage to the golden era of cocktails and forgotten techniques. Located in Washington’s Penn Quarter at 855 E Street NW, adjacent to minibar, barmini will serve as José’s cocktail lab for all of his restaurants and projects. Barmini will be open for cocktails and bar snacks Tuesday through Thursday, from 6PM – 1AM, and Friday and Saturday, from 6PM – 2AM. Cocktails will range from $14 – $20, while bar snacks will range from $5- $16. Reservations for the 23-seat space at barmini can be booked online at www.minibarbyjoseandres.com. We look forward to welcoming you!

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An essay on food and sustainability from José Andrés

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Posted Jan 23, 2013

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José is currently attending the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Annual Conference in Davos Switzerland. There will politicians and business leaders from around the globe discussing many issues of great importance. José is honored to be a part of the discussion of how food can impact the world. He’s written an essay that touches on some of the issues that will be discussed in Davos.

An essay on food and sustainability from José Andrés

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Jose Named Chef of Year by The Daily Meal

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Posted Jan 08, 2013

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Jose has been named the 2012 Chef of the Year by The Daily Meal. Click here to read the full story which highlights Jose’s accomplishments over the last year as well as a special profile interview.

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José and The Call Of the Tall Ship

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Posted Dec 28, 2012

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Jose speaks with the Wall Street Journal and recalls his time on a tall ship serving in the Spanish Navy. Click here to learn more about this exciting time in the life of Jose before moving to the United States

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José Andrés and Robb Report Select the 2012 New Culinary Master

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Posted Dec 28, 2012

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José Andrés’ selection for the Robb Report Culinary Masters competition, chef Katie Button has just been named the 2013 winner. Katie began her culinary career at Café Atlántico in Washington, DC and later The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Having fallen in love with Spanish cuisine, she then moved to Spain and began a 7 month stage at el Bulli. Immediately following her internship she moved to North Carolina and opened Curate Spanish Tapas Bar. From the beginning, José saw great promise in this rising young chef. Robb Report first announced Katie and the Culinary Masters competition in the October 2012 issue and her win will be featured in the January 2013 issue. Click here to see the full story.

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Jose Opens Mi Casa at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve!

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Posted Dec 12, 2012

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José Andrés and his team are excited to officially welcome Mi Casa at Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico on 12.12.12. This exciting new restaurant is José‘s first outside the continental US and Jose’s 15th in his portfolio of restaurants. With each new concept, José believes not just in opening a restaurant but, more importantly, in telling a story. With the rich history of this amazing property, José shares the stories of the people, the foods and the drinks that shaped this unique destination. Mi Casa features accents that celebrate the many influences on Puerto Rico’s cuisine: from indigenous ingredients, to La Cocina Criolla, to the jet setters of the 20th century that would visit Dorado. The menu at Mi Casa will meld with the exciting flavors of this Caribbean destination in true José style. José and the team look forward to welcoming you to this unique destination. For more information please click here.

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Jose is Awarded the 2012 Momentum Award for Downtown Person of the Year!

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Posted Dec 12, 2012

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Jose has been awarded the 2012 Momentum Award for “Downtown Person of the Year” by the DC Downtown Business Improvement District for his contributions to the economic and social vitality of Downtown. Each year the award is given to an individual that has made a positive and significant contribution to a program or project in the Downtown area; or that has applied personal or political commitment to assist in revitalizing the area. For more information please click here

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José Andrés joins State Department Diplomatic Culinary Partnership

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Posted Sep 06, 2012

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The US State Department has named José Andrés to the newly created American Chef Corps as part of The Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. The American chef corps is a network of chefs from across the country who will aid the State Department in the use of culinary engagement as a means for diplomacy. For more information on the initiative click here .

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Chef José Andrés Named One of Time Magazine´s Time 100

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Posted Jun 04, 2012

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José Andrés has recently been named to the 2012 Time 100 list of most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. The list, now in its ninth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. To read more about Jose’s recognition click here.

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Chef José Andrés Creates Garden Café Catalonia in Honor of Joan Miró at the National Gallery of Art

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Posted Apr 17, 2012

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Inspired by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Jose Andres and his culinary team have created a special menu of signature catalan dishes for the Garden Cafe. The Garden Café Catalonia menu is presented in partnership with Restaurant Associates and Executive Chef David Rogers at the National Gallery of Art and will be available May 1 through September 30th. For more information please click here

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Catch José Andrés in NPR´s Tell Me More!

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Posted Dec 02, 2011

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Did you know Oyster Ice Cream was Mark Twain’s favorite dish? Click here to learn more about this old American classic along with other creative dishes José Andrés has cooked up for his latest project, America Eats Tavern, a collaboration with the National Archives.

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José talks Gelatin on CBS!

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Posted Dec 02, 2011

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Watch as America´s favorite Spanish chef discusses the innovative uses of gelatin in modern cuisine to create dishes such as shark fin soup without the shark as part of a special segment on on JELLO on CSB News Sunday Morning. Click here to watch the video.

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José Andrés Wants to Feed the World (And You)

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Posted Nov 16, 2011

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Check out the Wall Street Journal’s profile of José Andrés for an inside look at a day in the life of America´s favorite Spanish Chef

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José Andrés is Heading to Puerto Rico!

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Posted Oct 03, 2011

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Following the success of 13 US based restaurants ranging from Spanish, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, and American concepts, Chef José Andrés has partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C to open a restaurant at their ultra-luxury property, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve set to open in December 2012. José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup are sure to make this restaurant an unforgettable destination. Read more about Dorado Beach at www.doradobeach.com.

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Watch José as he Discusses the Importance of Clean Cookstove Technologies at the Social Good Summit

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Posted Sep 23, 2011

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As part of his new role as the culinary ambassador of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Chef José Andrés discusses “How clean cooking technologies can change the world” at the Social Good Summit in New York City on September 21, 2011 joining other renowned leaders, activists, and thinkers . Watch the informative discussion online. Following this exciting presentation, José takes the stage the following day at the closing ceremony of the Clinton Global Initiative to give the first year´s progress report of the Alliance. Watch his remarks to learn more about the exciting progress being made.

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José Andrés on the cover of the June 2011 issue of Wine Spectator

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Posted Sep 19, 2011

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José Andrés was featured on the cover of the June issue of Wine Spectator. Check out the story to read about all things José including the latest on his restaurants, advocacy work, and new projects.

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Award winning chef Chef José Andrés named Culinary Ambassador of The Global Clean Cookstove Alliance

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Posted Sep 16, 2011

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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, led by the United Nations Foundation and the US State Department names Chef José Andrés Culinary Ambassador of the campaign which aims to create awareness of toxic smoke emitted by traditional cookstoves used in developing countries. Read more about his meeting with Secretary Clinton as they discuss his new role as culinary ambassador.

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Culinary Legend Ferran Adrià and chef José Andrés come together for an exclusive event

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Posted Sep 16, 2011

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Chef José Andrés welcomes longtime friend, mentor and culinary legend Ferran Adrià to Washington for an exclusive and intimate discussion at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on September 29th. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. Click to read The Washington Post´s announcement of this rare and exciting event.

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José Andrés returns to the “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on May 18th

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Posted May 17, 2011

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José Andrés returns to the Kojo Nnamdi Show tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18th, at noon. He’ll be talking about winning the James Beard for Outstanding Chef, updating listeners on World Central Kitchen and talking about his newest project America Eats Tavern. The Kojo Nnamdi Show airs in Washington metro area on WAMU 88.5 FM from 12-2 pm. You can also listen online at the www.thekojonnamdishow.org

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José Andrés Takes Top Honors at This Year’s James Beard Awards

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Posted May 10, 2011

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José Andrés was named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation at their annual awards gala in New York on May 9th. Recently named “Hot Restaurateur” by Conde Nast Traveler, José served as one of the Chef Co-Chairs for the awards gala, considered the food world’s Oscars. This award is the culmination of a busy year for José during which he successfully opened three new restaurants at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, taught at Harvard as part of a course “Science and Cooking” and launched new nonprofit World Central Kitchen dedicated to fighting global hunger.

To read the coverage by The Washington Post, click here.

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Catch José on NBC’s TODAY Show

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Posted Apr 19, 2011

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Tune into NBC’s TODAY Show the morning of May 9th to catch José! He’ll be talking about that night’s James Beard Foundation Awards, the Oscars of the food world. And cross your fingers! José is once again nominated for “Outstanding Chef of the Year”.

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Conde Nast Traveler names José Andrés “Hot Restaurateur”

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Posted Apr 11, 2011

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Conde Nast Traveler names José Andrés “Hot Restaurateur” in their May “Hot List” issue, the magazine’s annual guide to the best new hotels, spas and restaurants around the globe. China Poblano was named a Hot Table in the same issue.

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Jose Andres: Ambassador of food from his DC base

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Posted Apr 08, 2011

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José Andrés was profiled by the Associated Press in a story called “Jose Andres: Ambassador of food from his DC base”. The story was picked up by a number of newspapers across the country

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José nominated “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation

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Posted Mar 22, 2011

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José is once again up for the culinary world’s top prize! The chef has been nominated “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation for his work at minibar by josé andrés. In addition, the “60 Minutes” segment on José has been nominated “Best Television Segment”. The JBF awards ceremony will be held May 9th at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC.

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Chef José Andrés and the “Circus of the Mouth”

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Posted Apr 28, 2010

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Anderson Cooper profiles Chef José Andrés for 60 Minutes. Look for it on CBS this Sunday

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Past Appearances

  • Dec 03, 2012 Anderson Cooper profiles Chef José Andrés for "60 Minutes".
  • Nov 29, 2012 José interviews with Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about his new position as the Dean of Spanish Studies at the International Culinary Center.
  • Nov 12, 2012 Jose discusses the upcoming opening of Mi Casa on the Today Show. Watch it here.
  • Oct 02, 2012 José is featured on the front page of Robb Report! Click here for the full story.

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