For some, running a restaurant is a business. For us, it is our calling. Our passion for food and fine dining comes first, business second. We are a chef-driven restaurant. For you, that means fine dining at its best. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Todd Kessler has nearly two decades of professional experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, working at restaurants in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. He currently serves as the Executive Chef at Cap City Fine Diner and Bar in Dublin, Ohio.
Kessler joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) family in 2012. He served as a sous chef at Cap City for three years and most recently was Cap City Gahanna’s executive chef. He has experience working in every position within the kitchen, from prep cook to line cook, and for several restaurants in the country.
While studying architecture at The Ohio State University, Kessler held part-time jobs at local restaurants. Discovering his passion for food and restaurants, he transferred and changed his major. Kessler earned a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
If anyone was to visit Kessler’s home kitchen, they’d always find Worcestershire sauce, a good bottle of bourbon and a rubber spatula. Additionally, his favorite style of cooking is grilling and broiling. He loves standing over an open flame – the smell, the sound, everything associated with it.
For those aspiring to become professional chefs, Kessler recommends being a sponge – “Observe everything, learn something new every day, and keep your finger on the pulse of every part of the restaurant.”
When he’s not working, Kessler enjoys spending time with his daughters, Harper & Emma, watching soccer and baseball, and listening to rock and roll music. He resides in Hilliard, Ohio.