What’s even better than taking 818’s top-quality ingredients home to cook? How about having 818’s chefs use those very same ingredients to make memorable dishes for every member of your family? 818 is putting together the best culinary team in the area – and they can’t wait to serve you:
- Executive Chef Matt Milani is a graduate of le cordon bleu culinary program. He holds degrees in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hotel & restaurant management in addition to a sommelier certificate – and has worked in the foodservice industry since he was 15. Prior to graduation from culinary school, chef Milani completed externships under Louisiana super chef Paul Prudhomme and at the Clinton white house. His professional experience includes time in the front and back of the house at four Foreman/Wolf restaurants, as well opening over fifty units across the country for multiple national and independent restaurant groups. Chef Milani was the owner and Executive Chef at his own restaurant, The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant, in Historic Ellicott City – focusing on global small plates & fusion beverages – for ten years, before a flood removed the building. Following that, Chef cooked for our Maryland Governor and First Lady for two years before starting to consult for 818. In addition to being the lead culinary judge of Maryland Pro-start, he is active in the ACF and likes to nurture and mentor younger chefs. Chef Milani was named Maryland’s 2012 Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland in 2012.
- Sous Chef Sebastien Trossbach is a graduate of The Baltimore International College school of culinary arts and business management. He has been working in the restaurant industry for 15 years, holding positions in Front of House and Back of House – from support staff to upper management in both these areas. His background includes small independent operations as well as large corporate structures. He has also worked as a Culinary Instructor for his alma mater in the school-owned hotel in Virginia, Ireland, where he focused on the development of culinary teams.
Want to sip on some sake while fresh sushi melts in your mouth? Kids want chicken nuggets, but you want it to be a healthy option with all-natural organic chicken? Looking for the perfect vegan dish for you AND that steak that your friend craves?
All. In. One. Place.
818 will bring fresh, creative dishes to you through a rotating menu that’ll feel like you’re at your favorite gourmet food hall. Like a glass of wine, a craft beer, or a perfect cocktail with your dinner? Yeah…we can do that too. Ingredients will be available for you to buy in 818 Market – or just have them delivered the next day.
818 Market. Not just the grocer you’ve been dreaming of…we’re going to be your new favorite restaurant.