Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018 and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and "Humanitarian of the Year" 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 and his award-winning group of 31 restaurants (plus food trucks located throughout the country, in Mexico City, and The Bahamas). José is the only chef globally that has both a two-star Michelin restaurant and four Bib Gourmands.
José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.
Andrés is a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. Andrés’ work has earned awards and distinctions including the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from International Association of Culinary Professionals and the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of twelve distinguished recipients of the award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
José Andrés won’t be the only incredible keynote speaker at Cvent CONNECT 2019–we’ll be announcing more soon.