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José Andrés Becomes the First Chef in History to Receive the Hispanic Heritage Award

September 2013

José Andrés became the first chef in the history of the Hispanic Heritage Awards to be recognized for his outstanding achievements and leadership in promoting Latino heritage.  The White House established these awards back in 1987 to celebrate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America and, since then, these accolades have been considered the highest honor for Latinos by Latinos. 

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  • José named "Outstanding Chef" at the 2011 James Beard Awards

    José Andrés named "Outstanding Chef" in 2011 by the James Beard Foundation at their annual awards gala in New York.

    May 2011Comments

  • 2012 Chef of the Year by The Daily Meal

    For The Daily Meal, one chef in the US stands higher above the rest this year.

    December 2012Comments

  • José named 2012 Downtown Person of the Year

    Washington DC's Downtown Business Improvement District named José their Downtown Person of the Year for contributing to the economic and social vitality of Downtown DC.

    December 2012Comments

  • José selected for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World

    José is profiled by Anthony Bourdain in the TIME 100.

    April 2012Comments

  • José Andrés named Culinary Ambassador to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

    Chef Jose Andres joins the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Culinary Ambassador,” helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year: toxic smoke from traditional cooking stoves.

    September 2011Comments

  • José honored as a culinary innovator by the Vilcek Foundation

    The Vilcek Prize for the Arts is awarded to celebrated Spanish-born culinary pioneer José Andrés, credited with bringing Spanish culture to the forefront of American cuisine.

    March 2010Comments

  • DC's RAMW honor Jose with the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award

    Celebrated Chef José Andrés is named the 2011 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Honoree by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.

    December 2011Comments

  • Condé Nast Traveler names José "Hot Restaurateur"

    José Andrés is named "Hot Restaurateur" of 2011 for his China Poblano and Jaleo in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

    December 2011Comments

  • Jaleo's 20th Anniversary

    DC Mayor Vincent Grey announces April 10, 2013 Jaleo Day in Washington DC in honor of 20 years in DC's Penn Quarter.

    April 2013Comments

  • Zaytinya in the Top Ten of Washingtonian's 100 Best Restaurants List

    Zaytinya comes in at #9 on the Washingtonian's Very Best Restaurant list in 2013.

    February 2013Comments

  • Jaleo Las Vegas & minibar named 2013 James Beard Award Semifinalists

    The prestigious culinary awards nominate 2 José Andrés restaurants for restaurant design.

    May 2013Comments

  • The Bazaar in Beverly Hills named a Best New Restaurant in America

    GQ's Alan Richman names José's Bazaar Beverly Hills one of the 10 best new restaurants in 2010.

    January 2010Comments

  • Celebrity chefs join Oxfam to fight hunger on World Food Day

    World renowned chefs create recipes, promote Oxfam America’s GROW Method

    September 2012Comments

  • The International Culinary Center Announces José Andrés as Newest Dean

    José Andrés joins the ICC to design an exclusive course on Spanish Culinary Arts.

    May 2012Comments

  • José inducted into the 2013 Menu Masters Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News

    The always-ideating chef prioritizes philanthropy, sustainability

    April 2013Comments

  • José Andrés Named Honorary Spanish Ambassador

    José Andrés Named Honorary Ambassador of Marca España and Receives Award from Prince of Asturias

    February 2013Comments

  • José awarded the 2011 Innovation Award by UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference

    Read about the presentation of the 2011 Innovation Award to José Andrés, chef and owner of the ThinkFoodGroup.

    April 2011Comments

  • GQ names José Andrés one of Washington's 50 Most Powerful People

    "It happens rarely that a city of any size is so fully identified with one chef," says ubiquitous New York restaurateur Danny Meyer. "But you cannot think about Washington-slash-food without the next slash being José Andrés."

    February 2011Comments

  • Chef José Andrés decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain

    Spain's Ministry of Culture awards the Order of Arts and Letters to José Andrés, the first chef to receive the prestigious honor.

    November 2010Comments

  • José Andrés & Rob Wilder are awarded the Richard Melman Award by Restaurant Hospitality

    Architects of Change; José and Rob are awarded the Richard Melman Award for their efforts to create exciting and relevant concepts.

    December 2010Comments

  • GQ names José Andrés Chef of the Year

    The Bazaar world of José Andrés

    December 2009Comments

  • America Eats Tavern to reopen at Tysons Corner

    José Andrés announces the rebirth of America Eats Tavern at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

    July 2013Comments

  • José Andrés Foods Launches

    José brings some of the finest foods from Spain directly into American home kitchens.

    July 2013Comments

  • José Andrés to Receive Hispanic Heritage Award

    On September 5th Chef José Andrés will be among the recipients of the 26th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

    August 2013Comments

  • Jose Andres Foods available at Whole Foods Markets

    Renowned celebrity chef brings the best Spanish products to stores throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia

    September 2013Comments

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

    Jose expands his family of restaurants in Penn Quarter!

    October 2013Comments

  • José Andrés to Host Celebrity Chef Charity Golf Tournament

    José will join special guest Chi Chi Rodriguez out on the course this year at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    February 2014Comments

  • José Joins National Geographic to Discuss Food and Our World Today

    José is honored to be a part of National Geographic’s new web portal,

    April 2014Comments

  • José Partners with Umami Burger to Create the José Andrés Burger

    Chef José Andrés joined Umami Burger in their new Artist Series to feature a José Andrés Burger and menu of tapas and pintxos (skewered bites).

    May 2014Comments