- He got his start at a young age. When he was 5 years old, Andrés moved from Asturias to Barcelona. There, he developed a passion for cooking. At age 12, he was in charge of preparing food for his family, and at age 15 he entered culinary school.
- He became popular in Spain before America. Before he became a well-known culinary personality (thanks to his PBS show, Made in Spain) Andrés was the host of Vamos a Cocinar, a Spanish language show that aired in the evenings and highlighted traditional and international cuisine. It was the Iberian nation's most popular food show.
- He owns a restaurant group. The Think Food Group is Andrés and partner Rob Wilder's restaurant association. He also has a nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, which aims to help feed vulnerable people in crises around the globe.
- He taught at Harvard. Last Fall, the chef taught a series of lectures on science and cooking. In the classes, he discussed topics such as the use of gelatin and creativity when it comes to the culinary arts.
- He loves kids. The chef has three young daughters who are often on stage with him during his cooking demonstrations. He's also appeared at the White House's many kid-centric food celebrations.
Have you eaten at one of José's restaurants? What did you think?