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Aug 31, 2016

Voltaggio closing 4 Family Meal restaurants in 2 states

FREDERICK — Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says he’s closing four of five Family Meal restaurants in two states. Voltaggio told The Frederick News-Post Tuesday that the Hagerstown, Maryland, location will close this fall. The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that Voltaggio’s company recently closed locations in Baltimore; and Richmond and Ashburn, Virginia. Voltaggio says his company [&[...]

Mar 14, 2016

Workers would get $3,500 in Voltaggio restaurant OT settlement

A Frederick restaurant co-owned by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has agreed to pay three workers a total of $3,540 to settle a lawsuit alleging they worked unpaid overtime. Details of the proposed settlement were filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The agreement is awaiting court approval. Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples also […]

Feb 11, 2016

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio settles lawsuit over overtime pay

A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they’re settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed in a U.S. District Court document Thursday. Davis is with The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl, which filed a similar lawsuit against […]

Nov 30, 2015

MGM National Harbor enters the culinary arms race

Gambling resorts learned years ago that they need to offer top-flight dining and award-winning chefs to attract patrons. MGM National Harbor Monday showed it was ready to enter the culinary fray, naming a lineup of well-known chefs — including José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio — to lead its culinary program when […]

Sep 1, 2015

Federal lawsuit accuses chef Voltaggio of wage violations

Two former line cooks at Bryan Voltaggio’s restaurants have sued the celebrity chef over unpaid wages. The federal lawsuit, filed Monday, claims Voltaggio made hourly employees perform “off-the-clock work,” in some cases arriving three hours prior to when a shift was supposed to begin. Employees also were required to clock-out at the time designated on […]

Feb 20, 2012

Celebrity chef supports Maryland school breakfast program

ANNAPOLIS  — A celebrity chef from Maryland will lobby lawmakers in support of a school breakfast program. Bryan Voltaggio, owner of Volt restaurant in Frederick, will speak to a House of Delegates subcommittee Monday afternoon about the merits of increasing funding for the Maryland Meals for Achievement program. Run by the Maryland State Department of […]

Dec 4, 2011

From toques to tattoos, a kitchen culture change

Stephanie Izard looks like the girl next door, all T-shirt and curly pony tail. Until she wipes the sweat from her forehead with the back of her hand. And then you see it. The fish tattoo. “Cooking is an art and tattoos are another form of art,” says the chef-owner of Chicago’s acclaimed Girl and […]

Nov 16, 2011

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio opening 2nd Frederick eatery

FREDERICK — Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says he’s opening a second restaurant in downtown Frederick. Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples told The Frederick News-Post on Tuesday that they aim to open a casual eatery called Lunchbox by Dec. 3 on the pedestrian walkway along Carroll Creek. The menu will feature sandwiches, soups, salads and […]

Dec 2, 2010

Top Chef contestant Voltaggio to open 2nd restaurant in Frederick

FREDERICK — A former “Top Chef” contender plans to open a second restaurant in downtown Frederick where his family has roots. Bryan Voltaggio opened his first Frederick restaurant, called Volt, in 2008. It offers modern American cuisine, local produce and a fine dining experience. Now Voltaggio says he is looking to open a more casual […]

Mar 10, 2010

Voting open for your favorite chef of the year

Did you watch Top Chef last season and just fall in love with the stylings of Bryan Voltaggio, the owner of Volt in Frederick? Or if you need to fix a sweet tooth craving, is there one place you always go? The Restaurant Association of Maryland has opened the voting for its honorees at the […]

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