Daniel Holzman has been involved in the restaurant industry as early as age 15. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he along with his old friend, Michael Chernow, opened the Meatball Shop in 2011. The mix-and-match menu of meatballs, served in a warm and convivial environment was an instant hit. Five more locations of The Meatball Shop have since opened—in Williamsburg, the West Village, Chelsea, the Upper West Side, and the Upper East Side. Together, they co-authored The Meatball Shop Cookbook, which was published too much acclaim in 2011.
Daniel Holzman is also co-owner of the novelty ice cream brand Q-Bee Treats. With Q-Bee Treats, Holzman set out to create an all-natural, vegetarian, kosher recipe that could be enjoyed by everyone. The first product, crispy rice and marshmallow treats filled with ice cream, were an instant hit and can now be found in markets nationwide, including Whole Foods.
Holzman is currently featured on the new CNBC docu-series Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business. The show documents both Daniel and his partner as they decide the best way to further develop their business and navigate the possibility of nationwide expansion.
Daniel has been featured in international and national publications, including People, Food Network Magazine, The New York Times, as well as NBC’s TODAY Show, The Dish, Bon Appetit’s Cook Like A Pro, Big Daddy’s House, Anderson Cooper, The Martha Steward Show, Good Morning America, and Nightline ABC News.