Wylie Dufresne

As one of the most recognizable and innovative culinary figures in the world, the 44-year old James Beard Award-winning, Michelin-starred chef known as the leading proponent of modernist gastronomy in America.   He’s been immortalized on The Simpsons when he appeared as a character on the show (he played himself),  is a celebrity judge regular on BRAVO’s Top Chef, and led highly regarded talks for both TEDx and the MAD Symposium.  After his awarded restaurant wd~50, Wylie opened a modern yet casual East Village restaurant in 2013 serving creative pub fare, and earned praise for his innovative cuisine. In 2017, Wylie opened his first casual venture, Du’s Donuts and Coffee, adjacent to The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (with a pop-up location at Chefs Club Counter, 62 Spring Street). Wylie is debuting his first cookbook, wd~50: The Cookbook (Ecco), this October.

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