The award will be handed to the Mexican chef on June 25 at the official ceremony of the World’s 50 Best chefs in Singapore, said the source. Daniela Soto-Innes is the ninth woman to win the votes of the Academy of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, composed of a joint panel of international experts.
“I am grateful to receive this award as it gives me the opportunity to inspire both my generation and the next ones to come. My biggest passion is not just cooking but the women and men who work in teams.”
What I want most is that everyone becomes aware of their full potential, develops their personality and excels in their profession,” said the happy nominee to the press. A distinction that puts her at the forefront of the international scene after receiving three stars from the New York Times, a Star Chefs Rising Stars Award and the Rising Star Chef.
She thus succeeds other female emblematic figures of gastronomy: the Brazilian Clare Smyth (2018), the Slovenian Ana Ros (2017), the French Dominique Crenn (2016) and Hélène Darroze(2015), the Brazilian Helena Rizzo (2014 ), the Italian Nadia Santini (2013), the Spanish Elena Arzak (2012) and the other French Anne-Sophie Pic (2011).
After working at Pujol in Mexico City, Daniela Soto-Innes founded the Cosme restaurant in New York with chef Enrique Olvera in 2014. Less than a year after opening the restaurant, she was promoted to co-chef. and associate.