Chef Jos Andrs is the 2013 MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee
Chef José Andrés is the 2013 MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee.

MenuMasters 2013: José Andrés

Nation's Restaurant News salutes culinary creativity with its annual MenuMasters Awards. Honorees will be celebrated at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on May 18. Read in-depth profiles of all 2013 winners >>

Fresh off an April trip to Spain, chef José Andrés is bemused when a reporter asks if he enjoyed his vacation.

“Vacation? No, it was not a vacation. I created two concepts based on my time in Spain,” said Andrés, matter-of-factly. The president of ThinkFoodGroup, a high-end multiconcept restaurant firm in Washington, D.C., Andrés said if he’s awake, he’s absorbing inspiration for new restaurants.

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