Green Festival Speakers

Todd Wiss



Todd Wiss loves the idea of a melting pot – that America is a place where a wealth of culinary traditions can be blended while reimagining classics with healthy, seasonal ingredients. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he brings over 10 years of experience to Firefly, where he served as Chef de Cuisine before assuming the Executive Chef role in July 2013. A native of Washington DC, Wiss knew he belonged in the restaurant industry after spending summers at his grandparents’ landmark restaurant, the Green Leafe Café in Williamsburg, VA. He has worked in some of the most esteemed kitchens in the DC area, including Poste Moderne Brasserie, Ten Penh, Sulgrave Club and Black’s Bar and Kitchen. He also ran the popular Radius Pizza in DC’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood for several years. In his spare time, Wiss enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife and two dogs.