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)