Daniel Humm is a Swiss culinary virtuoso, restaurateur, Michelin-starred chef, and the owner of Eleven Madison Park1Eleven Madison Park. Webpage. Available: https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/. [Accessed 11 September 2023]. – a prestigious restaurant renowned for its fully plant-based cuisine that proudly boasts a trio of coveted Michelin stars.
Since Humm took on the restaurant in 2011, it received various honours including four stars from The New York Times2NY Times. Restaurant Review: Eleven Madison Park. Available: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/dining/restaurant-review-eleven-madison-park-in-midtown-south.html. [Accessed 11 September 2023]., six James Beard Foundation Awards3James Beard. Award Search. Available: https://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/search?year=&keyword=eleven+madison+park. [Accessed 11 September 2023]., three stars from the Michelin Guide4Michelin Guide. Eleven Madison Park. https://guide.michelin.com/us/en/new-york-state/new-york/restaurant/eleven-madison-park. [Accessed 11 September 2023]., and the number one spot on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants5World’s 50 Best. Eleven Madison Park. https://www.theworlds50best.com/awards/best-of-the-best/eleven-madison-park.html. [Accessed 11 September 2023]..
Born and raised in Switzerland, he developed a deep connection to the culinary world from an early age, stepping into professional kitchens at a mere 14 years old.
His culinary journey took him through the ranks of some of Switzerland’s most prestigious hotels and dining establishments including a remarkable achievement of earning his very first Michelin star at the tender age of 246Eleven Madison. Daniel Humm. https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/team-member/daniel-humm/. [Accessed 11 September 2023]..
“I want to use my language to show that you can have an incredibly delicious, beautiful, magical meal without animal products. I’m more convinced than ever that we are on the right side of history.”7New York Post. Chef Daniel Humm’s all-vegan menu at Eleven Madison Park blossoms after rough patch. Available: https://nypost.com/2023/01/24/daniel-humms-all-vegan-menu-at-eleven-madison-park-blossoms-after-rough-patch. [Accessed 11 September 2023].