Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Operations
Formerly the Co-Chef/Owner of French-inspired bistro The Pickled Heron in Fishtown, Chef Todd D. Braley joined the faculty at Walnut Hill College in the fall of 2016. As a lover of (tasty) animals, Chef Braley has devoted a lot of kitchen hours to the celebration and care of responsibly and sustainably raised meats. He also believes that having relationships with the farmers who produce your food is important.
Prior to opening The Pickled Heron in 2011, Chef Braley held a variety of positions in fine dining around Philadelphia while working under some of the city’s most celebrated chefs. He has also worked in the catering field and had some fun working on food styling for the children’s television show Noodle and Doodle on The Sprout Network. Chef Braley graduated proudly with honors from Walnut Hill College in 2004. From student to Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Operations at WHC, he has always believed that cooking is a craft that one should constantly strive to hone, celebrate, and share with others.