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José Andrés has received the industry's highest honors, and captivates
the press with his dynamic personality,
and diverse projects aimed at making the world
a better place.
With a passion for the extraordinary
our team of 1,000+ diverse individuals
is driven to surprise
and delight our guests.
Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012 and “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.
Rob Wilder has been a force in the DC restaurant scene for 25+ years. His past ventures include Austin Grill and Amy’s Ice Creams before founding TFG with José Andrés in 1993. He currently serves on several local and national boards and associations.
Kimberly Grant has more than 20 years experience leading restaurant operations. Prior to joining TFG, she served as COO and President of Ruby Tuesday for more than a decade, leading the company's $1.2 billion flagship; as well as its fast-casual concept, Lime Fresh. She also serves on the Blackberry Farm Hotel Board of Directors.
Gary Evans brings 35 years in foodservice finance and accounting. After 29 years in financial leadership roles with both Marriott and Balducci’s markets, recently Gary has focused on growing restaurant companies.
Chief People Officer
Eduardo has over 12 years of experience in human resources strategy, business planning, operations, and consulting. Prior to ThinkFoodGroup, Eduardo held leadership positions for NMS Healthcare, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC and Marriott International, Inc. and was honored with the Human Resources Leadership Scholarship of Greater Washington.
Joe Raffa is the executive chef of ThinkFoodGroup, where he oversees the culinary operations across all José Andrés restaurants and leads the research and development in new concept openings and special projects. Before arriving to TFG, Raffa enjoyed a 5 year tenure with Majestic Café as chef and later managing partner, where he oversaw the daily operations of the restaurants.
Research & Development Director
Ruben was recruited by Jose in 2004 while working under Ferran Adrià at el Bulli. Since joining TFG, Ruben has served as Jose’s culinary right hand and has helped provide direction on menu development as well as for Jose's creative projects including television programming and cookbooks.
is committed to fostering future generations of innovators and activists
changing the world
through the power of food.
Bring home the culinary
world of José,
and elevate the ordinary
to the extraordinary,
through carefully selected
Since 1993, TFG restaurants reflect the authentic roots
of each concept, and showcase José's passion
for telling the stories of a culture through food.
Under the direction of famed chef José Andrés, Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain through an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere. Created in 1993 by Rob Wilder, Roberto Alvarez, and José Andrés, Jaleo has become synonamous with Spanish cuisine.
Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Shared small plates, creative cocktails and unique Mediterranean wines make this spot one of DC’s top dining destinations.
Tres by José Andrés is a secluded and sumptuous retreat located within the SLS Beverly Hills. Chef José Andrés presents bistro comfort food with a twist, including everything from an extraordinary European breakfast to an inspired lunch to dazzling evening cocktails.
minibar by josé andrés is a study in an avant-garde cooking and one of the nation’s most exciting dining experiences. An imaginative menu offered in an intimate setting, the creations combine art and science as well as tradition and technique.
minibar now features barmini, which will serve as José's cocktail lab for all of his restaurants and projects. A learning center where chefs and bartenders collaborate, where heritage meets modernization.
José Andrés Catering offers the authentic cuisines, delectable flavors and creative touches of José Andrés' critically acclaimed restaurant concepts including Jaleo, minibar by José Andrés, Oyamel, The Bazaar by José Andrés, America Eats Tavern, Zaytinya, and Pepe Food Truck.
José Andrés Catering brings this excitement and culinary excellence to you.
A hidden gem found within The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, é by José Andrés is the destination for discerning diners. Offering a clever and creative tasting menu of Spanish avant-garde dishes, presented in an inspiring and whimsical style, é is a secluded setting where the best products of Spain shine.
What brings Mexico and China together? It started with the Spanish galleons that first sailed the Pacific in 1565 and brought to Mexico an Asian girl kidnapped by pirates and known as La China Poblana.
Located within The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this is not the Chinese or Mexican food you might expect. Inspired by José Andrés’ travels through China and Mexico, China Poblano brings authentic ingredients and techniques from both cultures, but then adds José's unique brand of creativity to produce something amazing.
Oyamel combines Mexico’s rich regional
diversity with the modern urban atmosphere
of Mexico City. The liveliness of the dining room
is matched by the creativity of the menu and
cocktail list, featuring antojitos—Mexican small
plates—ceviches and tacos, plus unique margaritas,
and an impressive array of wines and tequilas.
The Bazaar by José Andrés is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fete extrodiaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European-inspired indoor piazza. In Las Vegas, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés reimagines the concept with a wild and wonderful celebration of the carnivorous, in all its forms. At the Bazaar Beverly Hills, the menu celebrates the bounty of Southern California with traditional and modern interpretations of Spanish tapas. In South Beach, The Bazaar’s menu takes on a Latin-influence, with tapas highlighting Latin American and Caribbean favorites and Miami’s art deco roots.
Building on the national acclaim from its first run in Downtown DC, America Eats Tavern now evolves into a destination rooted in the Virginia Piedmont at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Here, José Andrés brings to life an American restaurant that is not only thought-provoking but absolutely flavorful. For José, this restaurant is the opportunity to celebrate the country he now calls home, offering a new take on American classics and immigrant influences.
Inspired by the storied past of this unique location at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, José Andrés introduces Mi Casa at the new Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Here, traditional flavors from the island, paired with the cuisine of his native Spain, are transformed by modern presentation and techniques. Breakfast and dinner served daily in a relaxed, luxurious, beachfront setting evokes the feeling of dining in José’s own home.
José Andrés Catering is proud to offer Pepe, the food truck that brings you the famous Spanish flauta sandwiches from José’s native Spain.
Pepe is available for private events 7 days aweek. He is also rolling through DC, Maryland, and Virginia for lunch every day of the week from 11:30 PM-2 PM, and for happy hour, dinner, and late night service.
Chef José Andrés crafts a unique multi-course tasting menu that allows guests a personalized journey of modern creations and traditional flavors. Pristine but not pretentious service guides guests through a memorable evening of innovative fare.
A chic, intimate getaway for those in the know, Hyde Lounge is the ultimate in exclusive socializing. The sophistication and luxury provide the gliteratti with a haven from the everyday nightlife experience. Dark wood, rich leather and cozy booths create a lush, inviting ambiance and relaxing atmosphere ideal for unwinding. Hyde is home to an elite community of the highest profile personalities, athletes and artists looking for the latest music and a night that fulfills their every need.
An homage to the rich and varied flavors of Asian cuisine, Ku Noodle at the SLS Las Vegas showcases the artistry of handmade noodles and siu mai dumplings. Guests can catch a glimpse of the magic through a window looking in from the casino, and take in the full spectacle of the open kitchen from the restaurant’s intimate dining room. Ku Noodle also features soups, salads, and other Asian specialties, complemented by innovative cocktails and other libations.
China Chilcano celebrates the fascinating intersection of cultures that defines the culinary spectrum of Peru, interpreted through the inimitable lens of chef José Andrés and his talented team. From traditional Peruvian to Chinese Chifa to Japanese Nikkei, China Chilcano will indulge diners in a spectacular menu featuring a wide range of unforgettable culinary juxtapositions. The energetic bar features one of the largest libraries of Pisco in the United States, including macerado fruit infusions and the namesake Chilcano cocktail.
With Beefsteak, José celebrates the power of vegetables in a carefully crafted menu of composed and customizable bowls of hearty grains, cooked-to-order fresh vegetables, boldly flavored sauces and a variety of delicious toppings including, if you’d like, some meat or protein as well. Beefsteak will make its debut in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, DC in early 2015 with more locations currently in development.
ThinkFoodGroup is the innovative company
behind José Andrés restaurants, hotels, food products,
media, educational initiatives and philanthropy.
Together with partner Rob Wilder,
he pursues the mission of
changing the world
through the power of food.