Introducing Executive Chef Daniel Humm

Daniel Humm is a proud supporter of Victorinox Swiss Army’s Cutlery since he began his culinary training at the age of 14.   A native from Switzerland, Chef Daniel is the executive chef and co-owner of the three Michelin star-rated Eleven Madison Park in New York City, which was recently ranked among the ten best restaurants in the world on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Chef Humm knew at the young age of 14 that it was his life-long dream to become a chef. His first set of knives, given by his father, were the Victorinox knives.  From the first moment he held these knives in his hands, Daniel knew that he would become a successful chef.  After completing his training (which he finished best in class, nationwide), Humm went on to cook at numerous renowned hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, where he began to win several awards.

The James Beard Foundation hands out the most prestigious culinary awards in the United States and is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Chef Daniel, 35, is among the youngest winners of this James Beard award. Critics on both sides of the Atlantic have regarded Humm as one of the brightest up-and-coming culinary talents.

With the assistance of Chef Daniel Humm, we have selected a collection of Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery that would make any food preparation task an easy one in your home kitchen.  Many of these tools are used in the kitchen of Eleven Madison Park by Chef Humm and his staff.  From an award-winning restaurant to your kitchen, see Daniel Humm’s Picks, click here.

Awards for Eleven Madison Park and Chef Daniel Humm

  • The New York Times – Four Stars 2009
  • Michelin Guide – Three Stars 2012
  • Forbes Travel Guide – Five Stars 2010
  • S. Pellegrino – The world’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011
  • James Beard Foundation*
    • Outstanding restaurant award 2011
    • Angela Pinkerton, Outstanding Pastry Chef Award 2011
    • Daniel Humm, Best Chef of NYC 2010
    • Outstanding Wine Service Award 2008
    • Outstanding Service Award 2004


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