Michael Scelfo

Waypoint, Alden & Harlow | Cambridge, MA

Chef Michael Scelfo’s career path has never been a linear one – twists, turns and many travels in between have brought him to this moment. His second restaurant project, Waypoint signals a natural next step along his culinary journey. The menu reflects his forward-thinking approach to coastally-inspired fare – marrying his time spent along the Atlantic and Pacific shores. At his award-winning Alden & Harlow, he extended the concept of the domestic kitchen table into his first owned and operated restaurant. Located in the iconic Casablanca restaurant space in Cambridge, Alden & Harlow pays homage to its chef’s roots by making each ingredient shine, and ultimately, cooking from his heart. The restaurant has garnered much praise, most recently as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Restaurants in the World.” In 2016, the James Beard Foundation honored him as a semifinalist for Best Chef Northeast. In 2016, Boston magazine honored Alden & Harlow with Best Restaurant: General Excellence. In 2017, Food & Wine named Waypoint one of their “Best New Restaurants,” and in Boston Magazine’s annual “Best of Boston” issue named Chef Scelfo “Best Chef, General Excellence.”