Swiss-born Daniel Humm began working in kitchens at an even younger age of 14. While working in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Switzerland, the rising star earned his first Michelin star a decade later.

With that success, Humm relocated to the United States, serving as the executive chef of San Francisco’s Campton Place. After rave reviews from California foodies, he crossed the continent to become the executive chef of Eleven Madison Park.

Since then, Humm bought the restaurant and earned seven James Beard awards along with three Michelin stars. The restaurant was named as the World’s Best Restaurant in 2017.