Will Guidara is the Co-Owner of Make It Nice, a hospitality group that currently includes Eleven Madison Park, NoMad and The NoMad Bar in New York City and Made Nice.
A native of Sleepy Hollow, New York, Will has been immersed in the restaurant industry since the age of thirteen. A graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Will began his dining room training 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, and from 2006 to 2012 acted as General Manager of Eleven Madison Park. He is also the Co-Founder of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality-driven event held in Manhattan that brings together the best minds from the world of hospitality for a day-long discussion.
In 2011, Humm and Guidara purchased Eleven Madison Park, and under their leadership, the restaurant has received numerous accolades, including four stars from The New York Times, three Michelin Stars, and in 2017 was given the highest ranking on the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. EMP has also received seven James Beard Foundation Awards, including Outstanding Service and Outstanding Restaurant in America.
In early 2012, Will went on to open the food and beverage spaces at NoMad New York with Daniel Humm. At NoMad, they have received a three-star review from The New York Times, one Michelin Star, and a James Beard Foundation Award. In 2014, the duo opened The NoMad Bar, which has earned a top spot on The World’s Best Bars List.
Will and Daniel have co-authored four cookbooks together: Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook, I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes, The NoMad Cookbook, and Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter.