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Chef José Andrés to Teach Class at GWU

Attention food writers and journalists who like to eat.

World-renowned Spanish chef José Andrés will teach the final class of “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization,” his first-ever course at the George Washington University. After class, Andrés will cook an 8-foot paella for all participants. This event is open to the GW community.

According to a release, as part of the class, judges will select the top three videos submitted as part of a final project for the course. Projects range from creating an app that determines food safety to appealing to Congress to revise rules for food donations.

Confirmed judges include:

Andrés, president, Think Food Group; Todd Gray, executive chef and co-owner, Equinox, Todd Gray’s Watershed and Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran; Diane Robinson Knapp, chair, Urban Food Task Force; Michel Nischan, CEO and president, Wholesome Wave; owner and founder, Dressing Room and Nora Pouillon, chef and owner, Nora Restaurant

Media should RSVP to Taylor Tibbetts at or 202-994-1462 or Jill Sankey at or 202-994-6466.

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