Curator Solutions and José Andrés expand long-standing partnership to deliver timely experiential learning modules for business students across Higher Ed.
Curator Solutions is honored to announce the latest evolution of our lasting and beneficial relationship with internationally-renowned humanitarian and culinary innovator, José Andrés. While his company and creative force, ThinkFoodGroup, was one of the first Real Time Partners to contribute experiential learning content to the Real Time Cases platform, the latest video case studies specifically invite students to serve as consultants and explore the personal brand and leadership style of José Andrés.
About José Andrés
Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018, and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is a New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.
A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 31 restaurants located throughout the country and beyond, ranging in a variety of culinary experiences from a food truck to his multi-location vegetable-focused fast casual Beefsteak — another Real Time Partner Company — to world-class tasting menus like the Michelin-starred minibar by José Andrés. Andrés is the only chef globally that has both a two-star Michelin restaurant and four Bib Gourmands.
As a naturalized citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform. In 2010, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides smart solutions to end hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies. Notably, his team served over 3.6 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Andrés’ work has earned awards and distinctions including the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of twelve distinguished recipients of the award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Andrés was also named EY Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Washington for his leadership and impact on the global business community and was awarded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Chair’s Medallion Award.
To hear directly from José, and to get a short glimpse of the challenges driving his life’s mission to change the world through the power of food, watch this promotional trailer:
Three New Video Case Studies
José personally invites students to serve as consultants and learn by experiencing the unique challenges that he faces on a daily basis:
- Encouraging Creativity Through Effective Leadership | Key Topics: Organizational Structure, Celebrity Chef, High Performance Work Team, Optimization, Flat Organizational Structure, Executive Roles, Strategic Culture, Leadership, Charismatic Leader
- Living the Brand | Key Topics: Creative Concept, Advertising, Competitive Advantage, Celebrity Chef, Strategic Culture, High Performance Work Team, Brand Perception, Leadership, Charismatic Leader
- Managing Organizational Resources: Finding Balance | Key Topics: Coordination, Functional Organization, Pareto’s 80/20 Principle, Prioritization, Probability Of Possibility, Executive Roles, Celebrity Chef, Leadership, Charismatic Leader
Visit our online catalog today and register for an instructor account to consider bringing these exciting and engaging experiential learning activities into your course. While there, be sure to check out the Real Time Cases contributed by José’s other companies, ThinkFoodGroup and Beefsteak.