Congratulations go to José Andrés, who has yet another accolade to add to his collection. The Spanish chef received a Hispanic Heritage Design Award, and is the first chef to be recognized for "outstanding achievements and leadership in promoting Latino heritage."
The Design Award is "a distinguished honor presented, in exceptional cases, where an individual genuinely promotes and fosters Hispanic culture beyond his parameters through art and design," the press release says.
"It is a true honor for me to receive this award that recognizes the hard work of all of us, immigrants, who are presenting and promoting our heritage outside our countries," Andrés said. "I am humbled and very excited to learn this is the first time a chef receives such an award and to know that we are doing great things to nurture our culture and traditions through our gastronomy." Other recipients include actors Eva Longoria and Diego Luna, race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Voto Latino president Maria Teresa Kumar, musicians Los Tigres del Norte, Alberto Carvalho, and actress Lucero.