Spanish chef José Andrés. Photo by: Jason Varney.
20 Apr 2012
TIME Magazine names Spanish Chef one of the world's most influential people
Activism, innovation and achievement are the top traits evaluated by TIME to compile its TIME 100 list.
Author: Rosa María González Lamas/©ICEX.
This 2012, Spanish Chef based in the United States José Andrés has made it to the TIME 100 list of personalities considered the world's most influential. The list makes a selection of people from a diversity of fields that use their ideas, visions and actions to transform the world and impact a multitude of people.
Only two food personalities have been included on this year's list, José Andrés and Danish Chef René Redzepi.
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Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation in 2011, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. TFG is the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington DC, Las Vegas and Los Angeles including minibar by josé andrés, Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.
The Chef can be seen on PBS as host and executive producer of Made in Spain. His cookbooks include Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. He is the founder of the non-profit World Central Kitchen and culinary ambassador to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Spain's Ministry of Culture recognized Andrés with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letter medallion, making him the first chef to receive this award presented by the Government of Spain. Andrés also teaches "Science and Cooking" at Harvard University.