Chef Michael Scelfo signs with The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC for Literary and Talent Representation

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HATFIELD, MA – Nov. 2, 2015 – The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC is pleased to announce that the agency will now represent Boston-based chef Michael Scelfo, owner-operator of Alden & Harlow, for both his literary and talent endeavors.

A graduate of Western Culinary Institute, Chef Scelfo has made an impression on the culinary world from a young age, receiving a 2 ½ star review in The New York Times while at the helm of Long Island’s Blond at the age of 25.  He has overseen the kitchens of notable restaurants, including Dedo, North Street Grill, Tea-Tray in the Sky and The Good Life in Boston. In 2009, he took over at Temple Bar, receiving critical praise for his Merguez Sliders as one of The Boston Globe’s “2009 Favorite Things” and was awarded Best Restaurant – Harvard Square by Boston Magazine.

In 2010, Chef Scelfo was selected as the opening Executive Chef of Russell House Tavern, for which he earned a two-star review from The Boston Globe, and was recognized as Best Restaurant – Harvard Square by both Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian in 2012. In 2013, he won the American Lamb Board’s Boston Lamb Jam competition and was also crowned the “Prince of Porc” at the multi-city heritage pork competition Cochon 555.

In early 2014, Chef Scelfo brought his own personal culinary perspective to an establishment all his own, Alden & Harlow, located in the iconic Casablanca restaurant space in Harvard Square. Through his restaurant, Chef Scelfo figuratively extends his family’s kitchen table and pays homage to his roots, incorporating elements that have personal meaning while weaving together family recipes with his own and cooking from the heart. Boston Globe restaurant critic Devra First awarded Alden & Harlow a three-star review and the restaurant was named Best New Restaurant by Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian, as well as being chosen as “The Best of the New” in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 2015, Alden & Harlow was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards in the Best New Restaurant category.

Welcome, Michael!

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