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Todd Lucey Bio

Todd Lucey is a fifteen year veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industry. An alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, he has held jobs in all facets of the industry. Todd began his career as a line cook, working at the Four Seasons Hotel and various country clubs in the Tri-State area. His passion for great food led him to Europe where he furthered his culinary education, earning certificate degrees in both Italy and Spain.  After his time in Europe, Todd returned to New York City and joined Chipotle Mexican Grill as a General Manager.  Chipotle proved to be an exceptional training ground, preparing Todd to pursue more entrepreneurial ventures, including launching Hot Clay Oven, a fast casual Indian concept. 

Over the last five years, Todd has grown Best Pizza into an award-winning pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY; launched Good Food Brooklyn, a farm-to-table catering company; and reentered the corporate world with Le Pain Quotidien.  Most recently, Todd founded and launched CulinarySmarts, a catering and hospitality consulting business, Comostamos, a Latin mobile food concept,  and Slice Co., a Charleston, SC based pizzeria.