Will Guidara Biography
A native of New York, Will Guidara has been immersed in the restaurant industry since the age of 13. A graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Will began his career at Spago Beverly Hills and attended culinary school in the North of Spain. He then went on to various roles throughout Union Square Hospitality Group, including at Tabla, Café 2, and the restaurants at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2006, Will became Eleven Madison Park’s General Manager, where he spearheaded its transformation from a French brasserie to a fine dining destination. Under Will’s leadership, the restaurant has garnered four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin Stars, and the #1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in 2017.
In 2011, Will and Chef Daniel Humm purchased Eleven Madison Park from Union Square Hospitality Group and in 2012 they went on to open the restaurant and bars at NoMad New York. The NoMad has received numerous accolades including three stars from the New York Times and one Michelin star. In 2017, Will and Chef Daniel opened Made Nice, a fast food restaurant, and in 2018, they opened NoMad Los Angeles and NoMad Las Vegas, their first restaurants outside of New York City. A frequent guest lecturer throughout the country, Will is also the co-author of Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook, I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes, The NoMad Cookbook, and Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter.