Teddy Folkman, Executive Chef/Owner
Chef Teddy Folkman, a native New Yorker, has spent the past decade pursuing the culinary arts in DC. After graduating from James Madison University and embarking on a brief career in sales and marketing, Teddy turned his full attention to his true passion and long-time hobby – good food. He spent the next several years climbing the ranks in some of DC’s most well-known restaurants, including Evening Star Café, Clyde’s, Vermilion, and the Reef, all the while expanding and improving on his craft.
Teddy took the helm as Granville Moore’s Executive Chef in the summer of 2007. He’s since faced-off in a victorious moules battle on the Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and competed on “The Next Food Network Star.” Teddy is the co-founder and chairman of the annual DC Beer Week and serves as co-chair of the Chef’s Advisory Board at Brain Food, a non-profit youth development organization in DC.
When not in the Granville Moore’s kitchen, Teddy pursues the beer part of his passion as the Culinary Ambassador for the New York Brewery Ommegang. Teddy travels all over the country for Ommegang, hosting cooking competitions and beer dinners, and speaking about the wonders of food and beer at festivals and events.
Matt LeBarron, Beverage Director
If there’s a better job than drinking great beer and talking about it for a living, Matt doesn’t want to know what it is. Born a flatlander, a Yankee fan by fate, and raised by woodchucks on an isle in New England, Matt went to school at CMW in Bel Air, and graduated Sun Devil. Since coming on board as Granville Moore’s resident “Intoxicator,” he has expanded the beer and spirits program to include rare labels from around the country and abroad, even traveling to Belgium to visit with brewers to procure beers that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the States, much less in Washington, DC. Matt is proud to be a Gulden Draak Ambassador, Junto Society Founding Member, and an avid American brewery tourer. When he’s not working the downstairs bar at Granville’s, he’s expanding his palate at a beer event, visiting other DC watering holes, or making the rounds on H St NE! If ya tweet, so does he – @intoxicatormatt.
Jeremy Kermisch, Chef de Cuisine
A Miami native, Chef Jeremy moved to DC in 2001 to open a storage & moving company. Realizing his passion was in using kitchens instead of packing them up, he started paying his dues and quickly moving up the line in restaurants around the area, including the W Hotel & Hank’s Tavern in Hyattsville. In November 2011, Jeremy joined the culinary team at Granville Moore’s on H Street, NE, and soon began impressing his own international flare on the Doctor’s menu.