Food for Thought

Food touches everything. No matter where you want to go in life, food is going to be involved somehow. Whether you want to run a business, make policy, or conduct research, you’ll inevitably have some food on your plate. And who better to learn from than superstar chef José Andrés?

When he’s not teaching his “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization” course at GW, Andrés is busy running his world-renowned restaurants like Zaytinya and Oyamel, piling up awards, or consulting for NASA on how to feed astronauts on a months-long future mission to Mars.

The syllabus is as diverse as any of Andrés’s menus, ranging in topics from obesity, the science of food and supply chains to national security and international aid. He’s also got help from his friends, with guest lecturers like restaurateur Danny Meyer, National Archives curator Alice Kamp, and Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel, as well as some of GW’s own experts.

The Jack Morton Auditorium only fits so many students, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. Follow along at the course website to watch videos from the classes, see who will be speaking, and review the syllabus.

José Andrés Food Course Photos

Check out photos from José Andrés' class The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization!