Throwback Thursday: Wylie Dufresne, the Culinary Magician


This Throwback Thursday, we celebrate a fearless pioneer of molecular gastronomy, JBF Award winner and 2015 Who’s Who inductee Wylie Dufresne. Each year, the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America honors a diverse group of 20 individuals across all areas of the culinary world, each of whom has been identified by his or her peers for contributions to America’s evolving edible identity.


Following his education at the French Culinary Institute, Dufresne began his career under JBF Award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten at JoJo, became a sous chef at Jean-Georges, and was promoted to chef de cuisine at Vongerichten’s Prime. He continued his gastronomic trailblazing as the first chef at 71 Clinton Fresh Food, which lead to his next adventure opening wd~50 in 2003. Dufresne remained unstoppable, receiving three stars from the ... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® San Francisco Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® San Francisco


The third weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is a wrap! Last Friday our team headed to San Francisco, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other top chefs from the Bay Area. On Saturday we went to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Wylie Dufresne and JBF board chair and seasoned pastry chef Emily Luchetti. You can view images from Friday's spectacular dinner here


We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our San Francisco participants! And don't forget: Taste America is still making stops in other... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam