Chef Todd Fisher has been making waves in the seaside city of Carmel, California, with his refreshing modern interpretations of culinary classics. At Folktale Winery & Vineyards and the newly established Seventh and Dolores Steakhouse (7D), Fisher has been making food for foodies and sourcing the best quality ingredients along the way, including Niman Ranch meats. This caught the attention of the prestigious James Beard Foundation, which has invited Chef Todd and his team of culinary all-stars Chefs Jeremiah Tydeman, Danny Leach, and Adam Wulf to cook Niman Ranch meats at the James Beard House in March 2018.
“For me personally, the opportunity to cook at the James Beard House has been a dream I’ve had since my very first years as a cook,” says Chef Todd Fisher. “It is also a humble reminder that a chef is only as good as the team he or she builds around them. The greatest part of this honor to present at the James Beard House is the joy and pride in bringing my team and the great partners who have supported and trusted in me. I only wish I was able to bring the entire staff to New York with me.”
“What we are doing at Folktale and 7D is some of the best food I’ve ever made. But more than just food, we are creating experiences,” continues Fisher. “The music, the lighting, the hospitality, the beverage program, the silverware, the joy of the staff, the team dynamic…it is all an enhancement to the food. And the luxury of working with the highest quality ingredients makes my job so much easier. Niman Ranch is the perfect example of that. Niman Ranch provides not only high-quality products but products with integrity. All of the Niman Ranch meats have a delicious flavor about them, and the quality of the cuts are unmatched by larger producers. This is why we have committed to all our meats coming exclusively from Niman Ranch.”
“I am excited to see the continued development of our team and the motivation that cooking at the James Beard House will bring to them. While I want this to be fun, I know it will inspire them to continue to strive for excellence, every day. Success and happiness in the restaurant world is based on passion. Feed that passion and it will get passed on to every guest that sits at our table. When we go to New York, we’re going to pig out on passion.”
Join Chef Todd Fisher and Niman Ranch at the James Beard House Dinner on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 7:00 pm.