Gertrude’s 20th Anniversary Party

Gertrude’s 20th Anniversary Party

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen celebrated its 20th year at the Baltimore Museum of Art with an event filled with stories and tasty treats from the last 20 years.

The sold-out shindig attracted throngs of fans and friends of owners, celebrity chef John Shields and his husband, John Gilligan.

Folks also got first dibs on Shields’ latest cookbook, with him on hand to sign it.

Pictured (LtoR) John Gilligan and John Shields, Gertrude’s owners

Pictured (LtoR) Eve Longlade, National Aquarium individual giving officer; Ted Frankel, Sideshow owner; and Bill Gilmore, former Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts director

Pictured (LtoR) Christopher Bedford, Baltimore Museum of Art director; and Joyce J. Scott, Baltimore-based visual & performance artist/educator

Pictured (LtoR) Patricia Davis, sister of John Shields; James Abbott, Baltimore-based museum director; David Duggan, Baltimore-based furniture designer/conservator; and George Davis, Maryland Technology Development Corporation CEO

Pictured (LtoR) Colleen Hayden, retired social worker; Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; and Chevelle Lampkin, National Academy Foundation School of Baltimore principal

Pictured (LtoR) Josianne Pennington, Baltimore-based marketing consultant; Paul Wolman, Wolman Edge principal; and Shanaysha Sauls, Baltimore Community Foundation president/CEO

Pictured (LtoR) Dara Schnee, Baltimore Community Foundation vice president of philanthropy; Cassie Motz, The CollegeBound Foundation executive director’ and Patti Chander, Baltimore Community Foundation vice president of finance & administration

Pictured (LtoR) Doreen Bolger, retired Baltimore Museum of Art director; Rick Hoy, Johns Hopkins University administrator; and Terry Heffner, Baltimore Museum of Art security supervisor

Pictured (LtoR) Alex Crespo, Harborside Group wholesaler; and Erik Oros, Actinium Capital partner (October 1, 2018 – Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen)


Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.