José Andrés is a force on campus. In 2014, José was awarded an honorary doctorate from GW and delighted graduates with an outstanding commencement address. Students and faculty working in Science and Engineering Hall can watch José and his staff behind a glass wall, as they work on new menu items and business concepts. This office is on the backside of Beefsteak, José’s popular eatery on campus. Many GW students interact with José, who is often found in GW classrooms. In 2013 and 2014, José was an instructor for a course called “World on a Plate.” In 2016, José joined GW Food Policy Institute's leadership in offering a class called “The Sustainable Plate” which includes two special evening events that allow the public to join GW students in learning from José on issues such as sustainability concerns in restaurants and the impact of culture on determining what goes on our plates.