Chef José Andrés, James Beard Award-winning father of the small plate announced yesterday (on Twitter) that he will be quitting Twitter. With more than 251,000 followers, and a propensity for tweeting a few times every day, his retirement from the 140-character game is big news in the food media world.
People of tweeter! My last tweet! Thanks for sharing life!@chefjoseandres will stay open but I will not tweet personally anymore. Tweetlove!
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) September 11, 2014
Andrés does say in the above tweet that he will not be “tweeting personally” anymore, so it is possible that some sort of social media assistant will be taking over that role, and Andrés just wanted to be transparent. We have reached out to the D.C.-based chef’s team about his current status as a “Twitter quitter,” but have not yet received a response.
In any case, we thought it would be wise to take a look back at his most memorable tweets: a “Twitrospective,” if you will.
That time he called out a reviewer for being a bit of a jerk:
@tomsietsema I'm disappointed too You came quick and only once.And thats unfair under any circumstance.Proud of my team.But we respect you..
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) December 5, 2012
That time he was acknowledged by the president of the free world:
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) July 4, 2014
That time that wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and be really funny at the same time:
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) May 18, 2014
And of course....the time he became an American citizen:
People of America! 4 hours ago my wife and I became AMERICAN CITIZENS...thanks to all for being part of our world! pic.twitter.com/yW5MXZRTVS
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) November 14, 2013
Well, at least we have the @NoWayJose parody account:
Even the world's largest paella pan cannot contain the many emotions I am going through today
— Tropical Storm José (@NoWayJoseAndres) September 11, 2014
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi