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Wylie Dufresne

Wylie Dufresne is a renowned restaurateur and chef from America who runs the wd~50 restaurant situated at Manhattan. He is known for his proposition towards molecular gastronomy, developing and presenting ideas to include scientific and novel methods of preparation and presentation of food.

Professional Life of Chef Wylie Dufresne

Born in the year 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island, America Chef Dufresne obtained the graduate degree of The French Culinary Institute in New York followed by a B.A. degree in the year 1992 in philosophy from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Between 1994 and 1999 he worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, eventually going on to be named sous chef. Thereafter, Wylie Dufresne worked in a few more restaurants assuming the position of the chief chef In the year 2003, he began a 70 seated restaurant known as wd~50 (after his initials and street address, hinting a pun about WD-40) on the Clinton Street at Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Achievements of Chef Wylie Dufresne

Chef Dufresne has won many awards and nominations. He was nominated by the James Beard Foundation nominee as the Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2000 as well as being chosen the by New York Magazine for the New York Awards in the same year. Wylie Dufresne was nominated by the Food & Wine magazine among one of America's Ten Best Chefs award. In 2006 his restaurant wd-50 was ranked in the fourth position in the list of 101 best restaurants in New York by Adam Platt of the New York Magazine. Thereafter his restaurant also won the Michelin's Star and he got nominated under Best Chef New York through the James Beard Foundation.

Food Inventions and Wylie Dufresne Recipes

Chef Dufresne has had many food inventions to his credit. Popular Wylie Dufresne recipes include Pickled Beef Tongue with Fried Mayonnaise and Carrot-Coconut Sunnyside-Up. Basil oil condiment recipe is a top recipe by the chef that goes well with many main dishes. Other popular recipes include Deconstructed Oyster Stuffing, Eggnog Ice Cream Topped With Caviar and Pumpernickel Croutons and Goat-Cheese Panna Cotta With Bacon Syrup and Cashews.

Popular Media Shows by Wylie

Chef Wylie has appeared on television many a times. He appeared on the Iron Chef America where he lost out to Mario Batali in the year 2006. He appeared as a judge in subsequent seasons of Top Chef America.


In the year 2007 in the month of May, Wylie Dufresne was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Culinary Arts by Johnson & Wales University.