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Gwyneth Paltrow Invested in José Andrés Vegetarian Fast Casual Eatery


The actress and GOOP founder is one of Andrés’ biggest investors for Beefsteak, his new vegetable-focused fast casual concept

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Is this the new dream team of clean eating?

An unexpected financial investor has taken an interest in José Andrés. Hollywood A-lister and lean, green-plate-eating machine Gwyneth Paltrow is one of eight high-profile investors who have raised $9.25 million for the celebrity chef’s latest venture, Beefsteak, a healthy, plant-based casual eatery. Paltrow is reportedly a frequent visitor to Beefsteak, located in Dupont Circle in Washington, according to the Washington Post. Although financial particulars have not been disclosed, each party invested at least $100,000.

“She told me kind of jokingly, ‘José, if you need investors, let me know,’” Andrés tells The Post. “So I said, ‘Hey Gwynnie, now is the moment.’ This is more than an investment. It is a true belief that we are doing something good.”

So what will Paltrow and company’s funds be used for? According to Andrés, the money will be used to expand Beefsteak, which he plans to turn into a moderately sized chain. The next locations are duet to appear at University of Pennsylvania, as well as Tenleytown, another neighborhood in Washington D.C. Beefsteak is the celebrity chef and philanthropist’s first foray into casual dining.

Another celebrity friend who might dish out some dough for Beefsteak? MC Hammer. At this time, Andrés has no plans on changing Beefsteak’s slogan to “Meat: Can’t Touch This,” but one can dream.


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2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


2009 FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world&rsquos most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America&rsquos Riviera, South Beach.


Watch the video: José Andrés on his vegetable-centric restaurant, Beefsteak (January 2022).