chef-name: Will Greenwood

A native of Oklahoma, Will went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute, then went on to study with Madeleine Kamman at the Beringer Vineyards New School for American Chefs. He was then offered a position as executive chef for the Maryland Inn in Annapolis, and then La Brasserie in the Peabody Court Hotel, Baltimore. In 1989, Chef Greenwood joined the Jefferson Hotel in D.C., which is where Great Chefs taped him in 1994 for their Great Chefs of the East and Great Chefs-Great Cities television series. When he left to go to the Sunset Grill in Nashville in 1995, Great Chefs taped him again for their Great Chefs of the South series.

He returned to Washington DC in 1996, to be the working principal-chef owner of Isabella Restaurant and then the Culinary Director of the International Trade Center at the Ronald Reagan Building. In 2001, he became the Director of Operations and Culinary Development for Great Restaurants & Enterprises until 2013, when he left the culinary world to deal with family issues. Chef Greenwood was named Chef of the Year by the NRA; Best Chef of America, and has cooked for both President Bush’s as well as Julia Child’s 80th Birthday.

In late 2015, Great Chefs television heard that he is ready to resume his culinary career, so stay tuned.