Two Chefs, a Food Critic, and Farmer Named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List for 2014

22 Jan

Each year, Connecticut Magazine works on creating a list (with the help of readers) of 40 people who are the “Best and brightest among Generation Next.”  On the “40 Under 40” list you’ll find producers, directors, activists, musicians, teachers, motivational speakers and even some recognition for the culinary world in CT.

First up is everybody’s favorite food reviewer, Daym.  You might remember Daym Patterson from his hilariously awesome videos where he’d review some burger joints like Plan B on his YouTube Channel, Daym Drops.  And, yes, that led him to land his own TV show on Travel Channel called “Best Daym Takeout.”  Awesomeness!

Also, there is Kimberly Dulka, who is the owner at Red Clove Farms/All-American Valley General Store in Seymour.  Through her fourth generation farm, she is not only providing fresh, sustainable, and organic produce, but she has also organized events at Red Clover Cafe such as Sunday brunch,  Saturday farm-to-table meals (literal meaning here), and even daily service.  You’ll want to check out the Connecticut Magazine post to see what gave her a dose of inspiration.

Tyler Anderson on an episode of Chopped where he won (photo from

Next up is Chef Tyler Anderson, the chef and owner at Millwright’s in Simsbury.  Millwright’s motto is “Inspired New England Cuisine,” and with dishes like Chicken & Dumplings (featuring cracklings) and a pork loin served with apples, turnips, squash, a Johnny cake, and smoked syrup, you can see what that means.  Another reason why Millwright’s has become one of the most sought after destinations in Connecticut is Chef Anderson’s love of all things local. He features food from farms and local purveyors and even has a section on his menu that highlights food from his own garden including a Roast Cauliflower Steak made with grains, turnip puree, and black currant.   Chef Anderson is also involved with many charities.  Find out more about him on the Millwright’s site and in the “40 Under 40” article.

Chef Bill Taibe of The Whelk and LeFarm in Westport at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival

Finally, the last on this list is Chef Bill Taibe of LeFarm and The Whelk.  Not only a supporter of local ingredients in his food at both of his restaurants, Chef Taibe is also a major supporter of the Westport Farmers’ Market.  His take on food has inspired a generation of chefs here in Fairfield County who loved every second of working with him.  And, yes, his food is just killer, hitting the mark every single time.  
Congratulations to all the winners of “40 Under 40.”  It’s quite an honor to be included in such a list…well deserved.

3 Responses to “Two Chefs, a Food Critic, and Farmer Named to Connecticut Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List for 2014”

  1. brad sibilio September 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    My name is Brad sibilio
    I own BMS baking company a brand new business in east norwalk ct opened only 3weeks
    Were having a grand opening October 2 11:30 am
    Were havinga ribbon cutting with the mayor, govenor, and congressman as well as chanel 12 news ,the norwalk hour ,and the stamford advocate
    We will have cheesecakes on display and to try all flavors
    I’d like to invite you to this event
    Hope you can make itand look foward to meeting you
    Thx Brad
    203 223 4458 cell
    203 354 8361 store



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