Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & FĂȘtes catering company. While he hails from outside Lyon, France, it is in New York that he has truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of Americaâs leading culinary authorities. Raised on his familyâs farm in the village of Saint-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 Bouludâs New York City restaurants include his flagship DANIEL (1993), Relais & ChĂąteaux member; the elegant one-Michelin star CafĂ© Boulud (1998) with its adjacent cocktail bar, Bar Pleiades; his contemporary Parisian bistro, db bistro moderne (2001); two Upper West Side restaurants including the charcuterie-centric Bar Boulud (2008) and the Mediterranean-themed Boulud Sud (2011). Ăpicerie Boulud (2011), with locations across from Lincoln Center, within The Plaza Food Hall and in the Oculus World Trade Center, is an eat-in and take-out market and cafĂ©, with exquisite homemade and gourmet items from around the world.
Beyond Manhattan the chef has created CafĂ© Boulud in Palm Beach (2003) and db bistro moderne in downtown Miami, Florida (2010). Boulud has extended his culinary reach internationally with db bistro moderne at Singaporeâs Marina Bay Sands (2010), Bar Boulud London (2010) at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, CafĂ© Boulud at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto (2012), and Maison Boulud at the Ritz-Carlton MontrĂ©al (2012). In September 2014 he opened DBGB Kitchen and Bar at downtown Washington D.C.âs CityCenterDC, and a third Bar Boulud, in Bostonâs Mandarin Oriental on Boylston Street.
Bouludâs culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards for âOutstanding Restaurant,â âOutstanding Restaurateur,â âBest Chef, New York Cityâ and âOutstanding Chef of the Year.â He has been named âChef of the Yearâ by the Culinary Institute of America and Chevalier de la LĂ©gion dâHonneur by the French government. Restaurant DANIEL has been cited as âone of the ten best restaurants in the worldâ by the International Herald Tribune, has earned multiple Michelin stars and Wine Spectatorâs âGrand Awardâ. In 2015 the Worldâs 50 Best Restaurants awarded Boulud the Diners ClubÂź Lifetime Achievement Award for his success as a restaurateur, businessman, and âchef who is revered as one of the worldâs finest.â Bouludâs culinary style is reflected in nine cookbooks, including the definitive DANIEL: My French Cuisine (Grand Central Publishing, 2013) and his most recent My Best: Daniel Boulud (Ducasse Books, 2014).