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Chef Daniel Humm of NoMad Fame Says Sydell Stiffed Him of $2 Million

  • Humm sues boutique hotel operator in wake of their split
  • Restaurants became destination for luxury comfort food
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Acclaimed chef Daniel Humm says boutique hotel operator Sydell Group stiffed him out of almost $2 million after he agreed to give up control of the food and beverage operations at its NoMad hotels in New York and Los Angeles.

Humm, the owner of the renowned Eleven Madison Park, says in a lawsuit filed in New York state court Monday that the company agreed to pay him $1.89 million last February to resolve a dispute over almost $6 million in outstanding management fees and reimbursable operating expenses.