A native of Switzerland, Daniel Humm began his culinary training at a young age and went on to cook in many of the finest Swiss hotels and restaurants. Humm earned his first Michelin star at the age of twenty-four as the executive chef at Gasthaus zum Gupf in the Swiss Alps. In 2003, he moved to the United States and became executive chef at San Francisco's Campton Place, where he received four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Three years later, he became executive chef of Eleven Madison Park.
Under Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's leadership, Eleven Madison Park received four stars from the New York Times, earned three Michelin stars, and was given a coveted spot on the San Pellegrino list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant has also received six James Beard Awards, including Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurant in America. In 2011, Humm and Guidara purchased Eleven Madison Park and, in early 2012, went on to open the food and beverage spaces at the NoMad Hotel. They are also the authors of Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook.