10 thoughts: Alex Stupak

10 thoughts: Alex Stupak

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Alex Stupak, a 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef, is the chef/owner of Empellon Cocina and Empellon Taqueria in New York City.

1. One thing you don’t know about me is that I’m a crazy cat person. I love my cats and talk to them as if they are humans. I also have a painted portrait of each in my restaurants.

2. I would not trade places with any chef, but there are many chefs I look up to including Albert Adria, Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz and Wylie Dufresne. I hold all

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