Canadian foodies know Todd Perrin as the burly, entertaining, larger than life Newfoundlander who made it to the top 8 in The Food Network’s hit series Top Chef Canada 2011.  Todd graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in PEI and went on to work at The Lodge at Kananaskis in Alberta and then at a private hotel near Zurich, Switzerland. In 2001, he opened Two Chefs, a fine dining eatery in St. John’s that in its first year, was listed as one of the country’s “Top 50 New Restaurants” in enRoute Magazine. 

Todd’s latest project is 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 2016  Mallard Cottage continued to be recognized as one of Canada’s top eateries, coming in at No. 22 on the Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.