Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bio - Wylie Dufresne

Wylie Dufresne is the chef/owner of New York’s highly celebrated wd~50 restaurant. The Lower East Side eatery was awarded a Michelin star in 2006, which it has retained through 2009. Dufresne himself is no stranger to acclaim. The James Beard Foundation nominated Wylie and wd~50 in the following categories: 2000, "Rising Star Chef" (while Wylie was the chef at 71 Clinton Fresh Food); 2004, wd~50 for "Best New Restaurant;" 2008 and 2009, Wylie for "Best Chef, New York City." wd~50, whose ownership is shared with chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and restaurateur Phil Suarez, acquired its unique name from the combination of Dufresne’s initials and the restaurant’s street address.

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