- Co-owner/chef Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore's Gastropub
Teddy Folkman, a native New Yorker, moved to Washington in 1999 after graduating from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. After pursuing a brief career in sales and marketing, he turned his full attention to his passion and hobby — culinary arts.
Folkman worked his way up at some of the District’s most well-known restaurants, and then in 2007, he became the executive chef and co-owner of Granville Moore's Gastropub on H Street, NE. Since then, the pub has been featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray and the New York Times. Folkman also appeared on the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay in a victorious moules face-off and was a contestant on The Next Food Network Star. When he isn’t in the kitchen, Folkman pursues another of his passions — craft beer. He, along with his friend Jeff Wells, founded D.C. Beer Week.
Folkman also serves as co-chair of the Chef’s Advisory Board at Brainfood, a nonprofit that focuses on teaching inner city kids culinary skills and peer counseling.