Dan Felder. Pilot R+D
Dan Felder is the Chief Innovation Officer of Pilot R+D. He couples his culinary skill and creativity with a deep understanding of the science of food to serve as the driving force of inspiration for many of Pilot’s projects. Having served as head of research and development for the Momofuku restaurants, as well as three Michelin star Saison, Dan has developed several culinary techniques that now permeate the top restaurants in the world. His innovative approach to fermentation and intimate understanding of microbial ecology have established him as one of the world’s foremost experts in leveraging microbes in the pursuit of new flavors. He has unparalleled expertise in optimizing efficiency and mining waste streams for valuable resources that can be converted into new sources of revenue.