Will Guidara

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Will Guidara
William Guidara

(1979-11-25) November 25, 1979 (age 39)
Alma materCornell University School of Hotel Administration
Christina Tosi (m. 2016)

http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/ https://www.thenomadhotel.com/


William Guidara (born November 25, 1979) is an American restaurateur based in New York City. Along with chef Daniel Humm, Guidara is co-owner of the hospitality group Make It Nice, established in 2011, which owns and operates Eleven Madison Park, NoMad New York, NoMad Los Angeles, NoMad Bar and Made Nice.

Background and career[edit]

A native of Sleepy Hollow, New York, Guidara graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 2001. Guidara began his dining room career at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Beverly Hills. He then went on to various roles in Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, including at Tabla, Café 2 and the restaurants at the Museum of Modern Art.

In 2006 Guidara became the General Manager of Eleven Madison Park, where he and chef Daniel Humm led the transformation of the restaurant from a French brasserie to a fine dining destination.[citation needed] In 2011, Guidara and Humm purchased the restaurant from Union Square Hospitality Group.[1] Under Guidara's leadership, the restaurant has garnered four stars from the New York Times, five stars from the Forbes Travel Guide, three Michelin Stars, and the #1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List.[citation needed]

In 2012, Guidara and Humm opened NoMad New York and the separate NoMad Bar in 2014. At NoMad New York, they have received numerous accolades including three stars from the New York Times and one Michelin star. The property has also been credited with revitalizing the North of Madison Square Park neighborhood.[2][3] In April 2017, Guidara and Humm opened Made Nice, a fast casual restaurant in New York's Nomad neighborhood. In 2018, Guidara and Humm opened NoMad Los Angeles, their first restaurant outside of New York City.

Guidara, along with Anthony Rudolf, is the co-founder of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality-focused symposium launched in 2014.[4][5] He is also a founding member of the New York City Dining Room Collaborative[6] and has been a guest speaker at the 92nd Street Y, Mistura and Mesamerica culinary festivals, Google,[7] Cornell University, and The Culinary Institute of America.

Guidara is also the co-author of four books with Humm: Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook (Little Brown, 2011),[8] I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes (Ten Speed, 2013),[9] The NoMad Cookbook[10] and Eleven Madison Park: the Next Chapter.[11]


James Beard Foundation Awards

The World's 50 Best Restaurants

The World's 50 Best Bars


Additional Awards



  1. ^ "Meyer Intends to Sell Eleven Madison Park to Its Chef and Manager". Dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Trendy NoMad buzzes with hospitality newcomers". The New York Post. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ "How New York City's Hottest Bar Was Made". Eater.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Welcome". Thewelcomeconference.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Does working in a restaurant make you nicer?". cnn.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  6. ^ "NYC Dining Room Collaborative". NYC Dining Room Collaborative. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Watch Daniel Humm & Will Guidara Give a Google Talk". Eater.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook: Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, Francesco Tonelli: 9780316098519: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  9. ^ "I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes: Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, Francesco Tonelli: 9781607744405: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  10. ^ Humm, Daniel; Guidara, Will; Robitschek, Leo; Tonelli, Francesco (2015-10-13). The NoMad Cookbook (Har/Pap ed.). Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9781607748229.
  11. ^ Humm, Daniel; Guidara, Will; Tonelli, Francesco (2017-10-03). Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter (Signed Limited Edition): Stories & Watercolors, Recipes & Photographs. Janice Barnes (Signed, Limited ed.). Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9780399578359.