Friday: Join Busboys and Poets for Dinner & Conversation with José Andrés
Wednesday November 11, 2020
Join Busboys and Poets at 6pm Friday, November 13 for virtual dinner and conversation with Chef José Andrés—an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A native of the Asturias region of northern Spain and protégé of Ferran Adria of the renowned El Bulli restaurant near Barcelona, Andrés has been named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018, and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation.
As a naturalized citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform. In 2010, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides smart solutions to end hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies. Notably, his team served over 3.6 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Andrés’ work has earned awards and distinctions including the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the 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. Andrés was also named EY Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Washington for his leadership and impact on the global business community and was awarded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Chair’s Medallion Award.
Hosted by Busboys and Poets CEO and Founder Andy Shallal with a special dinner guest each week, the virtual dinner party series is a perfect way to get an intellectually stimulating start to your weekend. Order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table, and tune in for a special dinner with some of the most influential thought leaders of our time.