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John Adler

Executive Chef, franny's

John Adler was taught to cook by his mother, whose insistence on family dinners he credits with his love of food today. He got his first cooking job soon after graduating from Wesleyan in 2003 and has been working in kitchens ever since.

His resume includes two years in the kitchens at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, apprenticeships at Arzak, Le Manoir aux Quait Saisons, and St. John.

Prior to joining the team at franny's, John spent two years working under Jonathan Benno at Thomas Keller's Per Se restaurant.

On market days, he can be found chatting with farmers and loading produce into the trunks of New York City taxis and back to the franny's kitchen. John lives in Park Slope with his wife, Katie Wassel, a Kindergarten teacher.