Chef Todd C. Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray opened Equinox in 1999 to showcase their shared passion for food and hospitality that truly makes a difference within Washington D.C.’s vibrant culinary community. While focusing on innovative interpretations of classic American cuisine, Todd and Ellen have shaped as much as they have embraced a distinctly Mid-Atlantic cuisine in the last two decades. Every plate coming from Todd’s kitchen tells a story of place, celebrating mid-Atlantic cuisine through sophisticated seasonal dishes.
Gerard Bertholon has served as CREA’s CEO since 2008. He was trained in his native France by three master chefs, and while still young, served as executive chef in top American and French restaurants, including La Panetière in Rye, NY, which he helped earn three stars from The New York Times. As corporate chef and global vice president of sales for Cuisine Solutions, he formed Fiveleaf, a concept that brings some of the world’s greatest chefs into people’s homes. In 2012, Bertholon was named Maitre Cuisinier de France, one of the culinary world’s highest honors. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer at Cuisine Solutions.