New York/Munich, February 2014: Daniel Boulud is a star chef, food connoisseur and multi-faceted restaurateur devoted to fine cuisine. From his three Michelin star flagship restaurant Daniel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, he runs an international gourmet empire with a number of additional branches in the US, plus outposts in Canada, Asia and Europe. Inspired by his French origins, Daniel Boulud is known for his light haute cuisine fare that is influenced by American cooking and seasonal accents.
Raised near Lyon, itself a centre of fine cuisine with numerous award-winning restaurants, on his family farm in the village of Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu, Daniel Boulud began his chef training at the tender age of 14. He has worked under a number of star chefs and early in his career he had the privilege of working under Paul Bocuse, one of the top chefs of the 20th century.
Chef Boulud, who has lived in the US for more than three decades, is both a celebrity and a leading authority on cooking in general. The various international awards he has won, plus his restaurants in Toronto, Montreal, Singapore, Beijing and London, have earned him international fame.
In order for chef Boulud’s 15 restaurants around the world to meet his uncompromising standards of excellent service, quality ingredients and consistent cuisine, a tightly run ship, a highly capable team and quality equipment are indispensable. Daniel Boulud and his management team, the Dinex Group, supervise a worldwide team. Although chef Boulud travels often, he is frequently to be found at Daniel, his three Michelin star flagship restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
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