Chef David Danielson

Representing Louisville, KY

Serving Dessert featuring Oaks and Derby Ice Cream

David joined the Levy Restaurant team at Churchill Downs in April of 2011. With over twenty years of hands on experience in the hospitality industry, David brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the industry. Upon embarking on his culinary career, David began his training at Dumas Pere School of French Cooking and later continued at the renowned hotel school Ecole Hotelier Tain l’ Hermitage in France.

Over the next two decades David continued to develop his craft, working in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. Prior to joining Levy Restaurants, David held Executive Chef positions at Rockefeller Center New York with Restaurant Associates, Executive Chef United Nations Plaza Hotel, and The Palmer House Hilton Chicago. He and his wife Laura and their two children, Eric and Lee, are happy to make Louisville their new home.