Distinction in Corporate Achievement
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that José Andrés will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Corporate Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Historical Society welcomes five more history makers to the growing list of distinguished honorees, recognized for their contributions to the fabric of life in Washington, D.C.
About José Andrés
José Andrés is known as a culinary innovator, author, educator, TV personality, and humanitarian ―and as the man who brought tapas to D.C. Born in Mieres, Spain, Andrés emigrated to the United States in 1990 and three years later launched his groundbreaking restaurant Jaleo at Seventh and E Streets, NW. There Washingtonians discovered the delights of small plates. And just as the small-plate trend has spread, so has José Andrés’s influence. As the chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, Andrés routinely wins accolades for his D.C.-area restaurants―including Minibar by José Andrés, Beefsteak, China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya―and those in several other cities. But feeding the well-off is not Andrés’s only concern. This visionary thinker has championed the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. In 2012 he formed World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by empowering communities and strengthening economies. In 2013 he began teaching a course at George Washington University on how food shapes civilization.
For pushing D.C. into its current status as a world-class foodie destination, and for his socially responsible contributions to his adopted community, José Andrés is the 2017 recipient of the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Corporate Achievement.
About the Making D.C. History Awards
The Making D.C. History Awards is an annual event that supports the mission of the Historical Society and honors it as one of the city’s most important locally focused cultural institutions.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Presented at the Knight Conference Center of the Newseum.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Champagne and hors d’oeuvres with complimentary valet parking
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Seated dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Wendy Rieger, NBC4 News
Other Making D.C. History Award recipients include:
- Di and Lou Stovall
Distinction in Artistic Achievement
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
Distinction in Civic Leadership
- Douglas Development
Distinction in Historic Preservation
- The Ruppert Family
Legacy Families of Washington, D.C.