Groundbreaking chef Daniela Soto-Innes — the highly effective pressure behind acclaimed Mexican fantastic eating spot Cosme and its extra informal all-day offshoot Atla in NYC — has introduced that she is leaving the eating places.
On Sunday, December 6, Soto-Innes posted a message to Instagram, stating that “after cautious thought and consideration, I’m shifting on from my position as Chef/Associate at Cosme and Atla.” She didn’t disclose particulars on why she was leaving the eating places.
Soto-Innes’s final day of service at Cosme and Atla is December 20. However she’ll proceed working with companions Enrique Olvera and Santiago Perez on Elio, which opened earlier this yr in Las Vegas. It’s not clear whether or not she’ll stay a part of Casamata, the hospitality firm she’s been part of with Olvera and Peres. Her title was notably absent from the group’s Los Angeles openings of Damian in October and final week’s opening of taco window Ditroit.
“It has been an honor to signify my nation and I’ll proceed to take action in all future endeavors,” the Instagram submit from Soto-Innes reads.
In 2013, when she was 23 years outdated, Soto-Innes got here to NYC from Mexico Metropolis to launch Cosme with famed Mexican chef and restaurateur Olvera, who had already received awards for his acclaimed restaurant Pujol. The Flatiron restaurant was Olvera’s first foray into the U.S. market and because the restaurant’s chief, Soto-Innes garnered Cosme worldwide recognition for luxurious interpretations of Mexican dishes together with abalone tostadas, smooth shell crab with yellow mole, and a dessert that cultivated its personal following — the fragile corn husk meringue filled with a candy corn cream.
Soto-Innes’ profile skyrocketed alongside the restaurant. The chef has been awarded nationwide and worldwide honors for her work at Cosme after which Atla, together with Rising Star Chef of the 12 months from James Beard in 2016 and an ever-controversial World’s Greatest Feminine Chef win from World’s 50 Greatest in 2019.
A goodbye be aware to Soto-Innes was posted on each Cosme and Atla’s official Instagram accounts over the weekend. “Our group will miss your power, drive and creativity,” the message reads. “We hope that the subsequent chapter of your profession is fantastic and look ahead to seeing it unfold.”
Eater has reached out to Soto-Innes and the eating places for extra info.