Hometown Hero




By Linda Pugliese.
By Linda Pugliese.

In April, The Supper, a cooking competition, brought local chefs and Baltimore’s foodie elite together to raise money for Saint Agnes Hospital. Bryan Voltaggio, organizer of the sold-out event, tapped food writer and Baltimore native Julia Bainbridge to help co-host the inaugural event. Award-winning chefs Ben Lefenfeld of La Cuchara, Patrick “Opie” Crooks of Woodberry Kitchen, Zack Mills of Wit and Wisdom and Chad Gauss of The Food Market faced off in front of an audience at the Marriott Waterfront. Bainbridge believes The Supper, which Voltaggio plans to continue, could help secure Baltimore on the national food map.

“To be involved in giving somebody a bigger platform to cook his or her food is exciting,” Bainbridge says. “I want to help speakerphone some of this talent.”

Last year, Bainbridge wrote about Charm City’s food culture for Zagat, rating it No. 2 on its “Cities to Watch” list.



This article appears in the May/June 2016 issue of STYLE.

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