Todd Gray | Culinary Director, Salamander® Hotels & Resorts


Chef Todd Gray, in his role as Culinary Director for Salamander Hotels & Resorts, creates and oversees the menus of Market Salamander. Todd is the Executive Chef of the acclaimed Equinox Restaurant in Washington, D.C., which he and his wife Ellen Kassoff-Gray co-own. For more than a decade, Todd and Ellen have remained steadfast in their commitment to seasonality and sustainable farming. They support local farmers within a 100-mile radius using only the freshest, local dairy products and vegetables as well as their own line of Black Angus beef from Virginia.

Year after year, the Grays have been recognized with industry awards, garnering acclaim from publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, Southern Living, Town & Country, Newsweek, Time, Travel & Leisure and been featured guests on television cooking, news and magazine shows. Most recently, the couple has been tapped by the White House to help advance its Healthy Kids Initiative, promoting healthy eating and exercise among elementary students and their families. Salamander Hospitality, Market Salamander and Shop Salamander is pleased to be able to provide Todd Gray’s culinary expertise at our Middleburg location and for catered events throughout the Northern Virginia area.