Daniela Soto-Innes, a 28-year-old Mexican living in New York, became the youngest woman to obtain the title of World’s Best Female Chef, awarded by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019.
Today, together with the well-known Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, owner of the Cosme restaurant in New York, Daniela opened Atla, where, according to various publications, they serve, among other Mexican dishes, the best chilaquiles in the city that never sleeps. .
Daniela had already obtained other recognitions in the international culinary field, having helped Cosme obtain the Eater New York Restaurant of the Year recognition in 2015, as well as the James Beard Rising Star Chef award in 2016.
But not only is she the best chef, but Daniela has stood out for her human quality by offering the opportunity to work in her kitchen to young chefs and, above all, to immigrant cooks between 20 and 65 years old; Likewise, she is in favor of permanent staff training, for which the group The 50 Best Restaurants in the World has highlighted her leadership and her presence in an industry dominated by men.
Her Mexican origin is for Daniela Soto-Innes the greatest inspiration in her work since, as she has stated, true Mexican cuisine has happiness, flavor… “it has to be fun”. You can’t be too serious when you’re making Mexican food, she asserts in the welcoming and diverse cuisine that she has fostered to thrive.