Our mission is to create economically stable families on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

We're tackling this through job training programs, culinary & nutrition education, addiction prevention, and community engagement.


Chesapeake Food Connection is a project of Chesapeake Culinary Center and Farming4Hunger.

We've found a fantastic location on Rt. 328 (New Bridge Road) in West Denton! We are leasing the property with an option to buy.




Chesapeake Food Connection is a partnership between Chesapeake Culinary Center and Farming4Hunger. Both organizations bring their expertise and proven track record to the project. We are also supported by a dynamic team of local advisors, farmers, and partner organizations.

Beth Brewster

Beth Brewster is the founder of Chesapeake Culinary Center. She is passionate about the power of food to unite individuals and build communities. She is the Director of Food Services for Caroline County Public Schools and has extensive experience in the food service industry.

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Bernie Fowler, Jr.

Bernie is the founder of Farming4Hunger. His passion and drive to serve the community are evident in everything he does. Bernie owns a construction company and has a background in law enforcement as a K-9 handler.

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Advisory Team & Project Partners


Brent Fuchs

Becky Loukides

Dave Whaley

Peter Fillat


David Murray

Julie McMahan Thomas

Roxanne Wolf

Holly Foster

Angela Visintainer


We have a strong network of partners in Caroline County and beyond, including:


Criminal justice & law enforcement


Food pantries 

Meal delivery services

Local Management Boards

Elected officials

Private businesses, including farms


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