MADE: In America and Carroll Museum, the All American House 2016, are collaborating with the City of Baltimore to create Baltimore’s American Treasures. From April 28, 2016 through July 10, 2014, this citywide celebration will showcase the city’s influence on America’s cultural heritage and its leadership in shaping our Nation’s architectural and design aesthetic. An integral part of the celebration will be the American Treasures Culinary Experiences™. These once-in-a-lifetime tasting events feature American Treasures award winning farmers, foragers and craft producers in unforgettable tasting experiences prepared by the distinguished All American Chefs. Chaired by chef Zach Mills of Wit and Wisdom, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, each culinary experience is a custom designed never to be repeated site specific occasion. Over the years these events have featured such innovators as Tom Michaels, founder of Tennessee Truffles, Frank Reese, the Nation’s preeminent heritage breed chicken expert and the Mount Vernon Estates George Washington Distillery & Grist Mill.
The American Treasures Awardees collectively represent the definitive Who’s Who list defining the essence of modern American cuisine. The award has grown in stature to be the equivalent for producers as the famed James Beard award is to chefs.
Carroll Mansion has been selected as the 2016 has also been awarded designation as an American Treasures National Heritage Site™ and will serve as the epicenter for the Baltimore’s American Treasures™. All American House affiliate sites will also be eligible to host these prestigious events.
The inaugural American Treasures Culinary Experience™ took place on July 4, 2010 in the United States Capitol. Subsequent events have taken place in such diverse locations as President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. and Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York City. The events received widespread acclaim from the culinary community and the media. These private invitation only events have been attended by a distinguished roster of guests that have included Executive Branch Officials, Members of the US Congress, Justices’ of the Supreme Court, Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, leading business executives and noted members of the media.
Starting at Carroll Mansion in 2016, these events will for the first time be open to the public, presenting Baltimore with a singular opportunity to establish itself as a culinary destination. Carroll Mansion was chosen to serve as the lead host site not only for its standing as one of the Nation’s most important and relevant historic house property, but for its commitment to serving as a catalyst for the continued evolution of Baltimore to become one of America’s most iconic cultural and culinary heritage sites.
All American Chefs
- Zach Mills, Chair
- Wit and Wisdom
- Four Seasons Hotel/Baltimore
- Chris Becker - Bagby Restaurant Group, Baltimore, Maryland
- Jerry Edwards, Chefs Expressions, Baltimore, Maryland
- William Morris- Vermillion, Alexandria, Virginia
- Joe Palma- Bourbon Steak, Washington DC
- Jerry Pellegrino, Schola, Baltimore, Maryland
- Nick Sharpe- Jolene, Washington DC
- Bryan Voltaggio- Volt, Family Meal, Aggio, Range, Maryland
- Michael Rafidi - RN74, San Francisco, California
- Victor Pokorski- Arcadia, San Jose, California
American Treasures National Advisory Committee*
- Craig Rogers, Chair
- Border Springs Farm, Patrick Springs, Virginia (American Treasures Award recipient)
- Travis Croxton, Rappahannock River Oysters, Topping, Virginia (American Treasures Award recipient)
- Chris Hastings, Chef, Hot & Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, Alabama (James Beard Award winner)
- Kat Kinsman, Food Writer, New York, New York (James Beard Award winner)
- Andrea Weigl, Food Writer Raleigh Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina (James Beard Award winner)
- Margaret Neff, Owner, Beta Verde, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Besha Rodell, La Weekly Food Writer, Los Angeles, California (James Beard Award winner)
American Treasures Award Winners
American Treasures Culinary Landmark Awardees