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Canadian foodies know Todd Perrin as the burly, entertaining, larger than life Newfoundlander who made it to the top 8 on the first season of Food Network Canada’s hit series Top Chef Canada in 2011. He returned to Food Network Canada in 2017 for the first Top Chef Canada All Stars.
Todd graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in PEI.
Todd is the Executive Chef and Co- owner of Mallard Cottage, in Quidi Vidi Village, St. John’s. The painstakingly restored 18th century cottage opened as a restaurant in November 2013 after much anticipation. Serving local ingredients in traditional and non traditional ways, Mallard Cottage uses the bounty of Newfoundland land and sea to create a daily changing menu. In it’s first year Mallard was recognized by Enroute Magazine as #5 on it’s list of Top Ten Best New Restaurants in Canada 2014. In 2018 Mallard Cottage continued to be recognized as one of Canada’s top eateries, coming in at No. 22 on the list Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants
In 2017, Todd and his partners opened the latest addition to the Quidi Vidi tourist experience – The Inn by Mallard Cottage. A modern, yet traditional 8 room accommodation offering the best a Newfoundland and Labrador outport has to offer – in the heart of St. John’s.