The restaurant will be a small venue open for lunch six days per week. We will serve a limited menu made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Menu items will include housemade tomato soup, fresh breads, charcuterie, and a selection of seasonal salads. The restaurant will provide training opportunities for students, and we hope to employ adults with special needs. The restaurant will be located within a working greenhouse, providing a true farm-to-table experience.
Provide job training for students in all aspects of the restaurant industry
Build a workforce to support local culinary & hospitality businesses
Employ adults with special needs
Create a revenue stream that helps sustain the Chesapeake Food Connection project
Incorporate locally sourced ingredients and finished goods to support local farmers and small businesses
We've done our best to estimate our project timeline. However, reality doesn't always cooperate with even the best-laid plans! The timeline below is our best current estimate of when the restaurant will be opened. The restaurant will provide training opportunities for students in all aspects of the culinary arts and service, so our goal will be to open as soon as it is feasible to do so.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is this part of the Chesapeake Food Connection project?
The Eastern Shore of Maryland has a robust tourism economy, but restaurants often have a difficult time hiring qualified employees. We will provide extensive training and skills development for students interested in culinary and restaurant service careers.
Where on the property will the restaurant be located?
The restaurant will be located within a working greenhouse, providing a true farm-to-table experience. The greenhouse will be located near the education building for Farming4Hunger.
What kind of training and skills will students learn?
Students will have the opportunity to learn every many aspects of the restaurant industry. Specific skills include, but are not limited to:
Will you offer carry out and/or delivery?
We will offer carry-out orders, but we are not planning to offer delivery service at this time.
Will there be a lot of noise and traffic? What will your hours be?
Noise and traffic at the restaurant will be very minimal. The restaurant will be open for lunch only. Our tentative plan is to open Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.