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José Andrés

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José Andrés
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José Ramón Andrés Puerta

(1969-07-13) 13 July 1969 (age 55)
American (since 2013)
SpousePatricia Fernández de la Cruz
AwardsMichelin stars 2/3 stars

José Ramón Andrés Puerta (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse raˈmon anˈdɾes ˈpweɾta]; born 13 July 1969) is an Spanish-American chef, humanitarian and restaurateur. He is a professor as well as the founder of the Global Food Institute at George Washington University.[1]

Andrés is the founder of World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit focused on giving meals after natural disasters.[2] He is said to have made small plates dining concept popular in the United States.[3]

He was awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal at a 2016 White House ceremony for his work with World Central Kitchen.[4]

José Ramón Andrés Puerta was born in Mieres, Asturias, Spain[5] on 13 July 1969.[6] Andrés family moved to Catalonia when he was 6.[7] He studied at a culinary school in Barcelona at the age of 15. When he needed to complete his Spanish military service at age 18, he was assigned to cook for an admiral.[8]

Andrés met Ferran Adrià in Barcelona, and he worked three years at El Bulli, from 1988 to 1990.[9] In December 1990, he was fired by Adrià and decided to move to the United States.[10]

Andrés is married to Patricia "Tichi" Fernández de la Cruz and has three daughters. They live in Bethesda, Maryland.[11][12][13] He met his wife while they were both living in Washington, D.C..[14] He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in December 2013.[15]

References[change | change source]

  1. "GW and José Andrés Partner to Lead the World in Delivering Food Systems Solutions through Global Food Institute". GW Today - The George Washington University. Retrieved 2023-06-17.
  2. "José Andrés's World Central Kitchen, Explained". Eater. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  3. McLaughlin, Katy (10 December 2009). "Restaurant of the Future?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  4. "President Obama to Award 2015 National Humanities Medals". National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
  5. Gallego Espina, Jose (30 October 2016). "José Andrés: "No creo que abra un restaurante en España. Allí voy a disfrutar"". El Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  6. "Principe Harry: chi è José Andrés, lo chef del discorso all'Onu che sogna di sfamare il mondo. Licenziato da Adrià, nemico di Trump, candidato al Nobel". Vogue Italia (in Italian). 19 July 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2024.
  7. "José Andrés' Guide to Barcelona", José Andrés, Food & Wine, 17 August 2017. [Accessed 4 Nov. 2021].
  8. Ruhlman, Michael (Fall 2016). "José Andrés". Humanities. 37 (4). National Endowment for the Humanities.
  9. "All about Chef José Andrés". explorelasvegas.com. Retrieved 23 November 2018. He started his culinary career when he interned at the world-famous El Bulli Restaurant in Catalonia, Spain with friend, mentor, and equally-famous Ferran Adrià. He worked in El Bulli for three years from 1988 to 1990.
  10. Andrés, José (12 October 2011). "José Andrés on Getting Fired from El Bulli". Newsweek.
  11. "How Chef José Andrés Turns Impulsiveness Into An Asset". Fast Company. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  12. "Where Chef José Andrés Kicks Back". The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2018. José Andrés modern Bethesda, Maryland home.
  13. "Interview: José Andrés and Patricia Fernandez de la Cruz". Bethesda Magazine. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  14. Gray, Todd; Gray, Ellen Kassoff (2013-03-05). The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes. St. Martin's Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-4668-3253-4.
  15. 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.