Chef José Andrés

Chef José Andrés is a chef, humanitarian, and bestselling author. His ThinkFoodGroup comprises 30 acclaimed restaurants and the pioneering creative venture José Andrés Media, while his nonprofit World Central Kitchen uses food as a powerful agent of positive change around the globe. José is a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Obama, has twice been on TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list, was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation in 2018, and has earned four Michelin stars. In the wake of natural and humanitarian emergencies from Hurricane Maria to the COVID-19 pandemic, José and World Central Kitchen have served tens of millions of nourishing meals in partnership with local restaurants, food producers, and community leaders around the globe. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform.