José Andrés, a new dean at the International Culinary Center
José Andrés, the effusive chef behind restaurants such as the Bazaar in Los Angeles and minibar in Washington has been named dean of Spanish Studies at the International Culinary Center, which has locations in New York and Campbell, Calif.
Andrés (recently listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World) along with Colman Andrews, author of "Catalan Cuisine," co-founder of Saveur and editorial director of TheDailyMeal.com, will develop a new Spanish cuisine curriculum. "When I came to this country 20 years ago ... I couldn’t have imagined how much America would embrace Spanish cuisine," Andrés said in a statement. "The culture of modern Spain is something many people are still discovering."
Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder and chief executive of the ICC (formerly the French Culinary Institute), said the center is constantly working to expand its international offerings.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: José Andrés in the kitchen with students. Credit: Thomas Schauer