Daniela Soto-Innes

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Daniela Soto-Innes is a Mexican-born chef and the youngest chef[1] named World's Best Female Chef by the World's 50 Best Restaurant.[2] Born in Mexico City, Mexico to two lawyers, she moved to Texas at the age of 12.[3] She was a competitive swimmer until she was 20.[1] She studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas[4] and then trained in both Europe and New York under chefs Danny Trace, Chris Shepherd and Enrique Olvera.[3] In 2014, she helped to open Cosme in New York City, serving there as the Chef de Cuisine.[5] In 2017, in partnership with chef Enrique Olvera, she opened the restaurant Atla.[4]


In 2016, she received the James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef.[5] In 2019, she was named the World's Best Female Chef at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

Travel Channel named her one of the ten up and coming chefs to look out for based on her work at Cosme in Manhattan.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Latina chef Daniela Soto-Innes named 'World's Best Female Chef'". NBC News. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  2. ^ O'Hare, Maureen (2019-06-25). "World's best restaurant for 2019 revealed". CNN Travel. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  3. ^ a b "Cosme's Daniela Soto-Innes on corn husk meringues, immigrant culture and dancing in the kitchen". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  4. ^ a b Vianna, Carla (2019-04-24). "Cosme's Daniela Soto-Innes Wins the Absurd 'World's Best Female Chef' Award". Eater NY. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  5. ^ a b "Daniela Soto-Innes". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  6. ^ "10 Up-and-Coming Female Chefs You Need to Know". Travel Channel. Retrieved 23 October 2022.