José Andrés can now add a media manager to his job titles
Photograph by Josh Telles, courtesy of Jose Andres Media.
It’s not like José Andrés needs another job. The famous chef is already a Michelin-starred restaurateur, Nobel Prize-nominated humanitarian and creator of viral quarantine cooking videos. But now he can add a media manager to the list. The founder of ThinkFoodGroup has just announced the launch of José Andrés Media, which will produce “unscripted and scripted television series, books, podcasts and short and medium form digital content with a focus on stories and characters related to food and the cultivation of food, “according to a statement. First: a six-episode series set in Spain and in development for Discovery +.
Andrés is no stranger to the camera or the library. His recent cookbook Raging Vegetables landed on the New York Times bestseller list. He has hosted two PBS series on regional cuisine in Spain and recently appeared in Michelle Obama’s new Netflix series. Waffles + Mochi . He’s also a passionate writer, with thoughts on everything from Spanish politics to food insecurity.
Sam Bakhshandehpour, President of José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and CEO of the New Media Company, said: “José Andrés Media will embody the values people love about José: compassion, joy, holistic thinking and, of course, culinary excellence. He is joined by Managing Director Richard Wolffe, who co-authored Andrés’ cookbooks and the PBS series.