David Daniels

Executive Chef

Boston Harbor Hotel | Boston
Boston, Massachusetes

Born and raised in Boston by a large Italian family, David Daniels discovered his unorthodox dream to become a chef from the young age of thirteen. In 1986 Daniels embarked on a journey traveling across the United States to learn the ropes from the masters – including Acqua in San Francisco, Ventana Country Inn in Big Sur, and Pinot Blanc in St. Helena. Upon returning to New England, David took over the reins at The Wauwinet on Nantucket which was awarded the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. He then came home to Boston as Executive Chef at the OAK Bar + Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and Aragosta at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, before spending four years as Culinary Director with MET Restaurant Group, Saltie Girl and Stephanie’s Restaurant Group, and Culinary Director for Bespoke Hospitality.   Daniels has been the featured chef across many celebrated gatherings, including the Nantucket Wine Festival, Sundance Film Festival in Utah and the Festival de L’uminaire in Montréal. Responsible for all food preparation, presentation, and menu creation throughout the five-star property, Hingham resident David Daniels brings over thirty years of culinary experience on both the East and West coast as Executive Chef of the Boston Harbor Hotel.