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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.

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The pure energy and fun of José Andrés is evident in every property, idea and interview given by one of the most popular chefs in America.


The Team

With a passion for the extraordinary
our team of 1,000+ diverse individuals
is driven to surprise
and delight our guests.

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José Andrés

José Andrés


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.

Kimberly Grant

Kimberly Grant

Chief Executive Officer

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

Gary Evans

Chief Financial Officer

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. 

Eduardo Sanabia

Eduardo Sanabia

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.

Michael Doneff

Michael Doneff

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael brings more than 25 years of experience working with leading luxury lifestyle brands in hospitality, food and beverage, design and wellness. He has successfully spearheaded branding, marketing and communications for some of the world’s most revered brands, including the Susan Magrino Agency, SBE, Viceroy Hotel Group and Canyon Ranch.

Eric Martino

Eric Martino

Chief Operating Officer

Eric oversees the management, organizational structure and growth across all José Andrés Restaurants. Eric has more than 24 years of experience in the restaurant industry with leadership roles at M Street Entertainment Group and Carrabba's Italian Grill. Eric is also on the board of directors for Feed America First and is involved in the Pro-Start Culinary Program and the Pencil Foundation. 

Joe Raffa

Joe Raffa

Chief of Culinary Operations

Joe 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.

Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia

Culinary Creative 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.



Board of Managers

- José Andrés
  Executive Chairman

- Rob Wilder 
  Vice Chairman,


- Fred Schaufeld

- Mike Klein

- Kimberly Grant

Advocacy & Education

is committed to fostering future generations of innovators and activists
changing the world
through the power of food.

Our restaurants serve the few in the developed world that have access to such luxuries, but we are always looking towards how we can contribute to feeding the many via innovation and education.

Bring home the culinary
world of José,
and elevate the ordinary
to the extraordinary,
through carefully selected
ThinkFood products.

Premium Spanish products are now available on La Tienda. Critically-acclaimed television series Made in Spain on DVD and the companion cookbook are also available via the José Andrés Shop.


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.

From the intimate minibar by José Andrés, to the mobile Pepe the Food Truck, to multifaceted hotel F&B Operations at SLS hotels, ThinkFoodGroup restaurants exceed expectations at every price point.
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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.

VISIT Tres by José Andrés

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.


Located wihtin the sleek SLS Hotels, The Bazaar is a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into a fête extraordinaire.  Enjoy the carnivorous in Las Vegas, modern Spanish tapas in Beverly Hills, Latin flavors in South Beach, and the bounty of the ocean in Brickell.  


Renowned chef José Andrés offers a new take on American classics, celebrating iconic American dishes and incorporating a delectable array of barbecue dishes. The restaurant offers a vibrant setting for any dining experience, including Georgetown's best outdoor patio.

Named for the WPA’s Federal Writers Project that was created during the Great Depression to provide work for unemployed professionals by sending them out to document America’s relationship with food (dubbed, “America Eats!”) America Eats Tavern celebrates iconic American dishes featuring native ingredients and a robust Virginia wine selection.  

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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.

To find Pepe’s next location and schedule, follow us on Twitter at @pepefoodtruck or


Meaning “dream” in Catalan, Somni is an evolution of fine dining as imagined by ThinkFoodGroup Culinary Director, Aitor Zabala, and Chef José Andrés. Nestled inside The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Somni is an invitation for guests to embark on an epicurean journey.

An immersive, multi-sensory culinary experience, the 10-seat counter removes barriers between the guest and the chefs, fostering conversation as the chefs craft, plate and present the ever-evolving tasting menu. Centered around a bespoke exhibition kitchen where there are as many chefs as guests, Somni is a gastronomic evolution of the past with a creative vision that pushes the boundaries of traditional culinary techniques.

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Fish by José Andrés is located in the MGM National Harbor and celebrates the best of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, while including time-honored cooking techniques from around the world. Fish showcases the region’s bounty in live seafood tanks and interactive cooking stations, bringing guests seafood dining in a way that only José Andrés can.


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. 


Hola, Big Apple. In Spring 2019, Chef José Andrés will bring Mercado Little Spain to New York’s Hudson Yards – an all-day destination for the very best of Spanish food, drinks, and culture, created in collaboration with fellow Spaniards and amigos Ferran and Albert Adrià.

VIST Mercado Little Spain

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.  


ThinkFoodGroup is the innovative company

behind José Andrés restaurants, hotels, food products,

media, educational initiatives and philanthropy.

We pursue the mission of

changing the world

through the power of food.

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