Primarily self-taught, Todd studied music at Appalachian State University and worked through college in various kitchens of Boone, NC. Todd moved to Washington DC in 2008 to further his culinary experience. Through hard word and dedication to local and seasonal cuisine, Todd led the kitchen team at Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC as executive chef of the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. In 2014, Todd relocated back to WNC with his family and worked with Chef Kyle Mcknight at Highland Avenue in Hickory. In March, 2014, Todd moved to Asheville, NC as Executive Sous Chef at Seven Sows. After five months of diligence, craft, passion, and hard work, he was promptly named chef de cuisine in August of 2014. Todd participated in several of Mike Moore's famous Blind Pig dinner series in Asheville and worked with local chefs at the famous underground supper club series.