Widely recognized for his keen beer and food pairing ability, Chef Adam Dulye creates dynamic dishes that complement the distinct flavor profiles in craft beer. As Executive Chef to the Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com, he educates guests on the compatibility of craft beer and contemporary cuisine.
At the Brewers Association, Dulye leads the culinary side of several events including SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience, Paired at the Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup Dinners. In addition Dulye co-authored CraftBeer.com’s Craft Beer and Food Course designed for culinary schools and those in the industry to learn how to pair craft beer and food. Dulye has also collaborated with the Export Development Program for craft beer dinners in Munich, London, Paris and Stockholm taking what American craft brewers have created and partnering with internationally recognized chefs.
In July 2012, Dulye took a new approach to beer and food with the opening of The Abbot’s Cellar. A fine dining destination and SF Chronicle Top 100 restaurant, Abbot’s Cellar dedicated menus to food and beverage pairing with a focus on American cuisine and craft beer. Acting as a driving force for the entire staff, Dulye says, “At The Abbot’s Cellar, we took the conversation further when interacting with diners to guide them towards the ideal beer and food pairing.” Dulye executed a daily changing à la carte menu as well as three and five-course tasting menus featuring recommended beer pairings.
Prior to opening Abbots Cellar, the Culinary Institute of America graduate helmed several kitchens in craft-beer centric locations such as Boulder and Vail, CO and Portland, OR, garnering the attention of beverage trade media and industry organizations.
In 2012 Dulye collaborated on a beer in tribute to James Beard with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head. The brew, an Amber Biere de Garde, ended up with an invitation to present a five course beer dinner at the James Beard house in New York City. This would be Dulye’s second beer dinner at the Beard house.