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Chef Daniel Humm: on transforming Eleven Madison Park to plant-based and working through the world’s reaction (S8/Ep.01)

Published on: 5th October, 2022

Daniel Humm has received numerous global accolades including multiple James Beard Foundation Awards, three Michelin Stars, and the #1 spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. He is the Chef and Owner of Make It Nice, the New York-based hospitality group behind Eleven Madison Park and Eleven Madison Home. In this episode, Humm reflects on the pandemic, and how opening up his fine dining kitchen to make over 1 million meals for people in need changed his life. We discuss challenges in his career, what it took for him to get to the pinnacle of the restaurant world, what awards and accolades really mean to him, and the impact of a near life-threatening cycling accident. He is a Co-Founder of Rethink Food, a nonprofit whose mission is to create a more sustainable and equitable food system by bridging the gap between perfectly good food that would go to waste with the demand for meals that food-insecure people face. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chef Daniel Humm.

Update: The day after this episode aired, EMP received the accolade of being the first three Michelin star rated vegan restaurant in the world. 

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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