Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fêtes catering company. While he hails from Lyon, France, it is in New York that he has truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities. Raised on his family’s farm in the village of St Pierre de Chandieu, the chef remains inspired by the rhythm of the seasons and menus driven by fine ingredients. Since arriving in the US in 1982, Boulud has become renowned for the contemporary appeal he adds to soulful cooking rooted in French tradition.
Daniel Boulud’s New York City restaurants include DANIEL, a Michelin starred Relais & Châteaux member; the elegant one Michelin star Café Boulud with its adjacent Bar Pleiades; the more casual db Bistro Moderne; three adjacent Upper West Side locations including the charcuterie-centric Bar Boulud, a Mediterranean themed restaurant, Boulud Sud, and Épicerie Boulud, an eat-in and take-out market and café; DBGB Kitchen and Bar on the Bowery is the chef’s relaxed downtown restaurant where the French brasserie meets the American Tavern.
Outside of New York, the chef’s cooking is found in London, Singapore, Toronto, Montréal, Miami, Palm Beach, Washington DC, Boston and Las Vegas.
Boulud’s culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards for “Outstanding Restaurant,” “Outstanding Restaurateur,” “Best Chef, New York City” and “Outstanding Chef of the Year.” He has been named “Chef of the Year” by the Culinary Institute of America and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French government. Restaurant DANIEL has been cited as “one of the ten best restaurants in the world” by the International Herald Tribune, has earned two Michelin stars and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award.”
Beside supporting many great causes, he is also the co-president of Citymeals on Wheels in New York and chairman of Ment’or BKB, a foundation helping young chefs in America and training the Bocuse d’Or Team USA.