Todd Humphries

CIA, 1988
Todd Humphries has been a stellar presence on the national culinary scene for most of his celebrated 20-plus-year career, leading some of the country’s most prominent restaurants and continually raising the standard of excellence.

In June 2011, Humphries introduced his newest project, Kitchen Door, a one-of-a-kind social gathering place located in the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa’s Oxbow District. Locals and Napa Valley’s many visitors have an opportunity to enjoy the widely acclaimed chef’s quality cooking in a convenient venue and at an attractive price point.

Humphries began his culinary career in New York with an entry-level pantry job at the Peninsula Hotel under famed Swiss chef Gray Kunz, who quickly recognized his talent and dedication. Humphries remained Kunz’s protégé and executive sous chef for five years, first at the Peninsula Hotel and then at the critically acclaimed Lespinasse.

Humphries moved to the West Coast in 1993 to take over the restaurant at San Francisco’s Campton Place Hotel. In 2002 Humphries opened Martini House, where he further enhanced his reputation with the adventurous and delicious use of wild, foraged ingredients in a daily changing menu that masterfully highlights the freshest ingredients available including locally sourced produce, meats and seafood, from specialty vendors and local purveyors to provide the finest quality ingredients for his dishes.

Todd Humphries is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He currently resides in Napa Valley with his wife, Amelia, and their sons, Desmond and Wyatt.