On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, John Winterman, Maitre D’ of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Daniel in New York City, stops by to explain exactly what a Maitre D’ does. Literally meaning “master of the”, John oversees the waitstaff, manages the dining room, handles reservations, and in all, is there to ensure customer satisfaction. He’s also a certified sommelier, an expert in artisanal cheese, and quite a dashing fellow.

“I like the idea of working for the eccentric chef-owner”, John Winterman, Maitre D’ of Daniel