Executive Chef Todd English
One of the most decorated,
respected, & charismatic chefs in the world,
English has enjoyed a staggering
number of accolades during his remarkable career. He has been recognized by several of the food industry’s most prestigious publications, established one of the best-known restaurant brands in the nation, published four critically
acclaimed cookbooks, & was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
Todd English began his cooking
career at the young age of 15 when he first entered the
doors of a professional kitchen. At 20, he attended the
Culinary Institute of America & graduated in 1982 with
honors. He continued to hone his craft with Jean Jacques
Rachou at New York’s La Cote Basque & then relocated to
Italy where he
apprenticed at the well-established Dal Pescatore in Canto Sull O’lio & Paraccuchi in Loc&o D’Angello. It was in Italy that Todd, drawing from his Italian heritage, developed his unique style & approach to cooking.
In 1989, Todd opened his first
restaurant, Olives, a 50-seat storefront in Charlestown,
Massachusetts. It drew
immediate national & international applause for English’s signature interpretive Mediterranean cuisine; it was voted
Best New Restaurant by Boston Magazine, has been honored as Best Food & Top Table by Gourmet Magazine, & is
consistently named Boston’s #1 Favorite Restaurant by Zagat. English went on to establish Olives as one of the
most prestigious culinary brands in the nation, opening additional locations at the iconic W Hotel in Union Square &
The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and just recently, Mexico City & the Bahamas.
English has created an astonishing
list of successful restaurant concepts, including Figs, a
more casual sister
restaurant concept that serves traditional & eclectic pizzas & handmade pastas, Tuscany at Mohegan Sun in
Connecticut, which serves Italian inspired foods & pays homage to his Italian roots; Restaurant Todd English,
aboard the high seas on the Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 & the Queen Victoria; & his seafood concept, BlueZoo at
the Walt Disney World Resort’s Dolphin Hotel.
Chef English brought his first P.U.B.
concept, The Todd English P.U.B.
to Las Vegas in January 2010, located in the Shops at
Crystals at Citycenter. Summer 2010 brought the opening of
The Summer House Restaurant & the Beachside Bistro, both
located on the island of Nantucket, as well as the highly
anticipated, European- inspired Todd English Food Hall
located at the iconic Plaza Hotel. English also opened his
first French-inspired Brasserie Ça Va, located in New York
City’s theater district. Todd collaborated with his
daughter Isabelle in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts
to open a dessert concept, Isabelle’s CurlyCakes, named
after her curly mane & homemade cupcake
English has also gone on to establish himself as a successful television producer & host. In 2007, his international travel & cooking series, Food Trip with Todd English, which features Todd exploring the globe in search of new local flavors & techniques, debuted on PBS. The series, currently filming its third season, has garnered him two James Beard Awards as well as an Emmy nomination. In addition to many television appearances, English has also starred in the national public television series, Cooking Under Fire & The Food Network’s Opening Soon.
Todd English has authored the
critically acclaimed cookbooks, The Olives Table, The Figs
Table & The Olives
Dessert Table, published by Simon & Schuster, & his fourth book, Cooking in Everyday English, the A,B,Cs of Great
Flavor at Home was just released this past October. In 2005 his line of cookware & lifestyle products, The Todd
English Collection, debuted on HSN, breaking electronic retail records in the houseware category.
A dedicated philanthropist, Todd is
very involved with several local & national charities
including Susan G. Komen,
Big Brother, the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation, Community Servings, Share Our Strength, the Boys & Girls Clubs,
Volunteers of America, Food Bank of NYC, Feeding America, Autism Speaks, City Harvest, Keep Memory Alive,
Make-A-Wish Foundation, Men with Heart, Men Against Breast Cancer, & Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer &
Communities in Schools, Las Vegas.
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