Eleven Madison Park and NoMad Chef Leads Beard Award Winners
We talk about Daniel Humm a lot on this blog, as he has almost single handedly put the culinary stamp on NoMad! For those of you that don’t know, he is the chef and an owner of Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. He was just named named Outstanding Chef for 2012 on Monday night by the James Beard Foundation at its annual awards ceremony.
The title, and its accompanying medal, were handed to him after chefs, restaurateurs and others trooped onstage at Avery Fisher Hall. The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars for food — without the Billy Crystal dance numbers.
Here are a few of the other top awards from the night:
Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park, NYC)
Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard (San Francisco)
Rising Star Chef: Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC)
Best New Restaurant: Next (Chicago)