Daniel Humm is the executive chef of Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad Hotel, where he creates modern, sophisticated French cuisine that emphasizes purity, simplicity, and seasonal flavors and ingredients. A classicist who embraces contemporary gastronomy, Chef Daniel's delicate and precise cooking style is experienced through constantly evolving menus.
In 2003, Daniel moved to the United States to take the position of executive chef at Campton Place in San Francisco. He immediately garnered attention for his innovative interpretation of contemporary French cuisine, earning four starts from the San Francisco Chronicle and being named 2004 Rising Star Chef. He was also nominated for a James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef in both 2004 and 2005 and was named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs in 2005.
In 2006, Daniel became executive chef of Eleven Madison park, quickly transforming the restaurant into one of the city's top dining destinations. Under Daniel's leadership, Eleven Madison Park was elevated to three stars by the New York Times in January 2007.
In 2011, Eleven Madison Park received the James Beard Award for "Outstanding Restaurant in America", moved up to #24 of the San Pellegrino list, and received three Michelin stars. It was in that year that he and Will Guidara purchased Eleven Madison Park from Danny Meyer. In 2012, they went on to open the NoMad Hotel.