Rob Wilder is co-founder with José Andrés of ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), the innovative management company responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico. TFG also handles José’s additional creative endeavors encompassing cookbooks, food products, television programming, education, and concept consulting.

Recently Rob founded the investment group “FoodTech Angels” to grow innovative early-stage companies that have the potential to disrupt our food systems.

Some of Rob’s recognitions include the “Restaurateur of the Year” award in 1997 and 2015, by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and the Richard Melman Award from the Restaurant Hospitality in 2010.

Rob is a member of YPO/WPO and has served as Chapter Chair of the US Capital Chapter.  He is a Board member and co-founder of the non-profit World Central Kitchen, a member of the Board of the Federal City Council, the Shakespeare Theater Company, Downtown DC Business Improvement District and the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association.