Stand side-by-side with Chef Todd Fisher and you will see a creative giant in red clogs who takes a practical approach to cooking marvelous food. He crafts bold American cuisine with casual style and sophisticated techniques and creates distinctive dining experiences. With more than 20 years as a food lover, chef, teacher and restaurateur, Chef Todd is also the celebrated host for Discovery Communication’s “The United States of Bacon” on Destination America Network.
A San Francisco native and fifth generation Californian, Fisher began practicing his craft at age 15. In 1996, he brought his signature style of intensity, vibrant flavors and fresh California cuisine to the kitchen of Pebble Beach Resort’s Stillwater Bar & Grill. Known for its celebrity clientele and amazing views of the renowned golf links, Stillwater was the perfect match for Chef Todd’s talent and bold flavors. In 2000, Fisher opened Hullaballoo restaurant in Salinas where his sense of community and boisterous personality made him a fan favorite at local events, festivals and culinary gatherings. In 2009 and 2010, he was “Ringmaster” for the prestigious Pebble Beach Food & Wine event. In this role, Chef Todd coordinated and hosted the most respected culinarians in the world including superstars like Thomas Keller, Jacques Pepin and Daniel Boulud. In 2011, it was another “homecoming” for Fisher as he returned to the Pebble Beach family to become Chef de Cuisine for STICKS restaurant at the Inn at Spanish Bay.
Always looking for ways to immerse himself in the local culinary culture, Chef Todd has taken to the airwaves as the host of the “All American Carnivore” show on KRML radio. He has authored a column for the Monterey County Herald and been a contributing author there since 2007.
Considering all of his professional accomplishments, Fisher’s most prestigious titles are Husband and Father as he shares his life here on Monterey peninsula with his wife Ada and 5 amazing children. In the words of Chef Todd, “Live life like you mean it, every day!”