About This Show
Each episode, join Eli Sussman as he hosts a one-on-one conversation with a chef or restaurateur about his/her childhood, first jobs in food, and the path they chose that led them to become the chef or restaurateur they are today. From how it all began, to where they are now and everything in between. This is The Line.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 23: Spike Gjerde
3 days ago
SPIKE GJERDE is a chef, restaurateur and local food advocate based in Baltimore who is committed to supporting and preserving the Mid-Atlantic food system by purchasing solely from the growers, watermen and food artisans of the region. Spike leads a team of more than 250 across six locations in Baltimore including Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee, Bird in Hand, Parts & Labor, Grand Cru and canning operation Woodberry Pantry, plus A Rake’s Progress and The Cup We All Race 4 to open at The LINE DC hotel in Adams Morgan this May. In 2015, Spike became the first and only Baltimore chef to bring home the James Beard Foundation’s award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic.” He was a finalist both years prior.