Wylie Dufresne is the chef/owner of Alder, a New York City restaurant serving creative pub fare. Bon Appetit named it one of the Best New Restaurants in America when it opened in 2013. Previously, the 44-year-old James Beard Award-winning chef operated WD-50, which put him at the forefront of modernist gastronomy in America. He’s also been immortalized on The Simpsons as a cartoon character.
1. One thing you don’t know about me is that I always have at least one flashlight on me