Co-Founder / Vice Chairman / Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Wilder is the Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer of ThinkFoodGroup. In 1993, Rob co-founded the company that grew into Think Food Group, Running TFG with Partner José Andrés in a progression of roles as TFG evolved and grew. Rob currently leads TFG together with José and Sam Bakhshandehpour in the Office of the CEO.
Rob has twice been named “Restaurateur of the Year” by RAMW and received (with José) the Richard Melman Award for Innovation by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.
Rob also serves as Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of World Central Kitchen, the innovative non-profit founded in 2010 with chef Andrés. In addition Rob has served in leadership positions with a number of civic and non-profit boards including DC Central Kitchen, The Shakespeare Theater Company, Beauvoir School, Tougaloo College, Federal City Council, Downtown DC BID, and the YPO US Capital Chapter, and also founded Austin Grills and FoodTech Angels, a group that invested in early stage tech companies changing the world of food.