Originally from Mexico City, Daniela Soto-Innes is the chef/partner of Cosme and ATLA in New York City. In 2014, she opened Cosme as Chef de Cuisine and soon after was named the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2016. In 2017, she was included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Food & Drink list and Cosme made the 40th ranking on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Prior to joining Cosme, Daniela graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas and held positions at Brennan’s and Underbelly in Houston. She believes that the simplest food can inspire the most imagination and makes her dishes meaningful by “finding the secret life in each ingredient.”