ThinkFoodGroup, the company behind José Andrés’ group of restaurants, has a singular mission: To Change the World Through the Power of Food
Every endeavor is driven by the importance we place in this driving purpose, as well as our core values, which define who we are and what we do:
We are storytellers, always seeking to share cultures with truth, compassion, and enthusiasm
Creativity is at our core, as we push ourselves every day to explore new ways to cook, serve, and share.
Our team is deeply driven by our mission and the desire to do what they love, and to be the very best in the industry.
Our guests are at the center of our business, so we are dedicated to the art of personalized, genuine hospitality.
We must sustain our business in order to continue be a successful employer and a strong pillar in the industry. Profitability leads to possibility.
Education and Philanthropy
Since its inception, ThinkFoodGroup has been involved in its community, both local and global. José started volunteering with the non-profit DC Central Kitchen in his first years in Washington, DC. Ever since, we have had a long-term relationship with DC Central Kitchen and other local organizations who seek to empower people and communities through food.
We are also intimately involved with the work of World Central Kitchen, the non-profit food relief organization founded by José and his wife Patricia in 2010. Our restaurants host WCK’s annual Dine n Dash fundraiser, and support many other initiatives by the organization throughout the year.
ThinkFoodGroup is deeply committed to its team, and has created the ThinkFood Family Fund, whose mission is to support our employees, and their families, in times of need.
José and ThinkFoodGroup have also been engaged with a number of educational institutions, including: