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Baltimore, Maryland
United States

The "Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay,"John Shields is a chef, a television host and an author. His popular restaurant, Gertrude's, has been thriving at the Baltimore Museum of Art since 1998. John has written three popular cookbooks and hosted two television series on the cuisine of the region.

Where's John?

With The New Chesapeake Kitchen just released last autumn, and Gertrude’s celebrating 20 years, John's a very busy man!

Keep up with him here.

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The Chesapeake Food Summit

John will be joining other writers at a book signing event at the inaugural Chesapeake Food Summit in Washington D.C. during the Whole Foods Market Good Food Reception at Union Market. Hosted by the Washington Regional Food Funders, the Summit is bringing together 250 leaders from across our region’s food system to honor the progress that has been made, highlight the gaps that remain, and articulate a common vision for our food system. WRFF envisions an equitable food system in the Greater Washington region which makes good food available to all, harms none, nourishes bodies, communities, and ecosystems, and provides all involved in the supply chain with a livable wage.

Copies of The New Chesapeake Kitchen will be available for sale.