Todd Duplechan and his wife, Jessica Maher opened their Austin, Texas restaurant, Lenoir in 2012. The couple met while working in adjoining kitchens, both run by David Bouley – Todd at Danube and Jessica at the namesake, Bouley. Todd went on to work with Floyd Cardoz at Tabla and eventually as Executive Sous Chef under Dan Kluger at the Core Club.
Todd has devoted himself to notiions of "hot weather food" at Lenoir. The restaurant has received many accolades over the years including: Top 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit and #1 Restaurant in Austin by the Austin American Statesman Restaurant of the Year by Thrillist. Chefs Duplechan and Maher have also received recognition as Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year by Thrillist and Local Hero by Edible Austin.