Daniela Soto-Innes

Mexico City - Mexico

Daniela Soto Innes

Daniela Soto-Innes, a world-renowned chef born in Mexico and moved to Texas at age 12, has distinguished herself with an extraordinary culinary career, becoming the youngest chef named "World's Best Female Chef" by World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2019.


Daniela Soto-Innes began delving into the culinary world at a young age, inspired by her grandmother who ran a bakery in Mexico. After moving to Houston, she discovered a growing interest in culinary arts, further inspired by a meeting with a chef during her studies.

Her career quickly ascended, opening Cosme in New York in 2014 alongside her mentor Enrique Olvera. At just 23, she was leading one of the world's premier restaurants. In 2016, Soto-Innes was awarded the James Beard Award as Rising Star Chef.  In 2019, she was named "World's Best Female Chef" at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

Her kitchen philosophy emphasizes creating a positive and joyous work environment, particularly valuing the contribution of female staff and immigrants in her kitchens.  Soto-Innes has also embarked on new projects, including collaborating with Enrique Olvera to open two restaurants in Los Angeles and one in Las Vegas.

During the pandemic, she reflected on her path and future aspirations, deciding to leave her New York restaurants to focus on new goals. One of these is managing Rubra at the W Punta de Mita resort hotel in Mexico.


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