click to enlarge Mezzanine's Todd Johnson is taking over the kitchen at Ellwood Thompson's.

photo courtesy Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market

Mezzanine's Todd Johnson is taking over the kitchen at Ellwood Thompson's.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mezzanine's Todd Johnson Lands at Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market

It's the perfect fit for the farm-to-table chef.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Todd Johnson, owner of the now-closed Mezzanine, has found a new home. He’s taking over as executive chef at Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market.

The store recently renovated to expand its food offerings from hot-bar and prepared-food fare to food made to order. It gave its community room a makeover, added beer on tap and wine by the glass and renamed the space the Beet Café.

Mezzanine, Style's 2009 Restaurant of the Year, was one of the first restaurants to launch the farm-to-table concept, and Johnson developed a network of local farmers and producers.

“Ellwood’s is a leader in the local food scene by not only providing local and healthy food for the community but also educating around it,” Todd Johnson said in a press release. “I am excited to come in and better the experience of what Ellwood’s is currently offering.”

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