José Hosts Dine-N-Dash 2016
You’re invited to the summer’s ultimate foodie event: Dine-N-Dash, hosted by José and World Central Kitchen, his non-profit organization that provides smart solutions to hunger and poverty. This year, it’s coming to two DC neighborhoods in one night. Giving back was never so delicious.
José Hosts James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner
This unforgettable meal will take place at Zaytinya and will feature celebrity chefs from around Washington DC, with José hosting the proceedings.
José Cooks Paella At "Feeding the 5000"
José will join Feeding the 5000 DC as they provide a delicious free feast for 5000 members of the public. The event raises awareness about food waste.
José Attends White House Cinco De Mayo Reception
José Attends White House Science Fair
José attended the sixth annual White House Science Fair, meeting young scientists working on projects related to food and energy.
José Heads To 7th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit
José will speak at the 7th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit, to be held in New York City. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Good Food is Smart Business”. The program brings together chefs, entrepreneurs, investors, and writers around this common cause.(more info)
José Cooks At White House Easter Egg Roll
José will prepare tasty recipes at the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll, at the Play With Your Food Stage. You can tune in for live streams from the White House’s South Lawn at WhiteHouse.gov/live.
José Joins Historic Cuba Delegation
As part of President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, José will visit the country in his capacity as US Culinary Ambassador.
José Speaks At South by Southwest 2016
José will take part in a session at the 30th South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, the ultimate convergence of music, film, and innovation. On March 14 José will speak to the question—what happens when indie, hip food culture goes mass? Plus, true to SXSW’s musical spirit, José has assembled a supergroup of ThinkFoodGroup chefs past and present, for a one-night-only pop-up dinner on Tuesday, March 15.
José Joins All-Star Chef Classic: Los Angeles
José touches down in Los Angeles for the third All-Star Chef Classic. This event celebrates the passion, innovation, and community of great food and cooking. And its lineup includes a who’s who of Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs from around the globe. José will prepare a multi-course meal at the event’s Noche de Masters Dinner along with chef friends like Gastón Acurio.
February 24 - February 28
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is welcoming José and friends to Miami, for its 15th annual mega-foodie experience. The event showcases the talent of top chefs, producers, vendors, and food personalities, and proceeds benefit Florida International University’s School of Hospitality. José will host his sold-out Paella & Tapas by the Pool party at SLS South Beach Thursday, February 25th.
November 6th – 8th
You’re Invited: A Culinary Getaway in Puerto Rico with José
Pack your bathing suit and join José at the first annual Dorado Beach Culinary Getaway, hosted at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. With an elite roster of chef friends in tow, including Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and José Enrique, José will host an unforgettable weekend filled with exclusive dinners, tastings and culinary surprises.
October 25th – 27th
StarChefs International Chefs Congress 10th Anniversary NY
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, StarChefs International Chef Congress will welcome José at their annual culinary symposium to discuss the roles of collaboration and connectivity with the future of food. José will give a special presentation, “From minibar to Beefsteak,” where he’ll demonstrate how diverse business ideas, whether they be avant-garde or fast casual, can all funnel into one universal goal.(more info)
October 20th – 21st
José as Plenary speaker at The Houston Points of Light Conference
José will speak at the 2015 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston, TX where the spirit of volunteerism and civic engagement are deeply rooted. Throughout the week, the Conference will offer plenaries featuring the most recognized names in leadership, entertainment and philanthropy leadership, all joining attendees to celebrate 25 years of volunteering and service.(more info)
José Explores UNDISCOVERED HAITI
This fall, National Geographic and PBS are airing UNDISCOVERED HAITI, a documentary chronicling José’s exploration of the most unknown – and some say, the most beautiful – island in the Caribbean.
José Joins The 2015 Milan Universal Exposition
José attended the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition to speak on his role as the Culinary Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
José Joins President Obama at The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya
On July 25, José spoke to a group of African chefs about hunger, the hazards of cookstoves, and the world of culinary entrepreneurship at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit brought to light the innovations and growth that is taking place across the clean cookstoves and fuels market. José was accompanied by fellow American President Barack Obama, who was the keynote speaker of the two-day event, as well as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
The Third Annual Dine-N-Dash
Join José and friends at DC’s top restaurants and food trucks in the Penn Quarter for a night filled with food, drinks and live music to benefit World Central Kitchen. Click here to buy tickets.
José as Keynote Speaker at BITE Conference
José will serve as Chef Chair at the inaugural BITE Conference in Santa Clara, California. Hosted by Octagon culinary, the event will bring the best and brightest from the worlds of culinary and technology to the epicenter of American innovation.
José Hosts Las Vegas Epicurean Affair
José heads to Las Vegas to host the Nevada Restaurant Association’s Las Vegas Epicurean Affair of 2015. He will join chefs Daniel Boulud and Julian Serrano at a culinary evening featuring food and drinks from some of the best chefs in the world.
José Honored at GALA Hispanic Theater Noche de Estrellas
José will be honored at the GALA Hispanic Theater’s Noche de Estrellas with the Business and Philanthropy award. The event celebrates the art, community and philanthropic leaders from the Washington area.
José at the James Beard Awards
José heads to Chicago to present the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 25th Anniversary of the James Beard Awards.
January 24 - 25
Sips & Suppers in Washington, D.C.
Sips & Suppers is a major celebration of food and community in the Washington, DC metro area. Now in its seventh year, Sips & Suppers began in 2009 as the brainchild of Alice Waters to raise the awareness of homelessness and hunger in the nation’s capital and to promote efforts to develop sustainable and local solutions to these challenges. On the weekend of January 24 and 25 we will celebrate once again.
About José Andrés
Named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine. Andrés’ award-winning group of restaurants includes locations in Washington D.C., Miami, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, as well as in Mexico City, his first location outside the United States. He is a committed advocate on food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. In 2012, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that uses the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies, providing smart solutions to hunger and poverty.