Daniel Humm

Chef, Restaurateur

New York

Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm has made quite the splash since he landed in the States in 2003. Humm spent a three-year stint as executive chef at Campton Place in San Francisco and then moved on to Eleven Madison Park in New York, where he’s been at the helm ever since. In 2010, he received the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York, and in 2012, he was named Outstanding Chef by the venerable institution. He and business partner Will Guidara now own Eleven Madison Park, and in 2012 the pair opened new restaurant NoMad, a more casual spot combining modern American style and classic French cooking techniques. The Eleven Madison Park chef also made headlines when he swapped spots with Alinea’s Grant Achatz for several weeks in 2012, to the delight of diners in both New York and Chicago, respectively.