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Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a true son of the Chesapeake, born and bred in Frederick, Maryland. By the young age of 20 and after having served as sous chef and executive chef at two regional hotel restaurants, Voltaggio made the decision to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. Upon graduating, Voltaggio staged at Aureole, in New York City, where he met his mentor chef Charlie Palmer. Following a stint at Michelin three-star Pic restaurant in Valence, France, Voltaggio reunited with Palmer as executive chef at Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington, DC. After almost a decade with Palmer, Voltaggio took a leap of faith and returned to Frederick, Maryland to open VOLT in 2008. In late 2011, Voltaggio expanded with Lunchbox, followed by Family Meal and RANGE in 2012.

About Bryan

Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of four restaurants including VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal and RANGE. As a finalist on Top Chef Season 6 and Top Chef Masters Season 5, Voltaggio is the first chef to compete on both Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. The James Beard Foundation Award finalist co-authored the cookbook, VOLT.Ink, with his brother, Michael, and is set to release a new title HOME in 2014. As a father and chef, Voltaggio is a passionate philanthropist and supports Share Our Strength (SOS) in their fight against childhood hunger. He has raised over half a million dollars over the last five years to support innovative school breakfast programs, meals for achievement, and the national No Kid Hungry campaign. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children Thacher, Piper and Ever Maeve in his hometown of Frederick, MD.

Hilda Staples

After lobbying on Capitol Hill and then as an account director at Ogilvy Public Relations, Hilda Staples moved to Frederick, MD in 2000 to pursue a lifelong passion for food and business. After meeting Chef Bryan Voltaggio in 2008, the pair partnered to open VOLT restaurant in the historic Hauck Mansion in downtown Frederick. Staples has been handson with every project from the start—overseeing everything from investor relations to leading meetings with architects, general contractors, and being involved with city planning review. Now as co-owner of VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal and RANGE, she continues to work on the daily financials, investor relations, and community relations for her restaurants. Staples lives in downtown Frederick with her twins, Beverly and Jules, and her husband, Jonathan.

The Restaurants

The Bryan Voltaggio family of restaurants is a collection of experiences from fine dining culinary adventure to casual comforts and grab-and-go. At each restaurant, guests will find a commitment to sourcing only fresh, local ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region and a passion for hospitality at every door.
RANGE
Voltaggio offers modern interpretations using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region prepared through classic and progressive techniques. From salumeria, bakery, and raw bar featuring Chesapeake shellfish to the rotisserie and wood fired hearth where meat, poultry, and game are carefully treated, each of the state-of-the-art open kitchens showcases the craftsmanship of the chefs. Visit Website

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VOLT’s modern, artistic presentation of seasonal entreés showcase classic flavor combinations prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Visit Website

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A modern American diner, Family Meal offers reasonably priced all-day meals inspired by comfort classics. Visit Website

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The gift of exceptional dining, through a gift certificate to VOLT, is always appreciated.

Gift certificates valid for dining at VOLT only and are available in the dollar amounts listed below starting at starting at $50. Gift cards are non-transferable between restaurants.

6-Course Prix Fixe Menu $95 | Beverage Pairing $65
Table 21 Menu $150 | Beverage Pairing Based on Selection
Prix-Fixe, 3-Course Lunch Menu | $35
5-Course Lunch Tasting | $55

  • Please note, our all-inclusive tasting option prices above do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.

VOLT is located at:
228 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: 301.696.VOLT

Please allow 48 hours to process your order. We offer shipping to you or directly to the recipient via USPS mail. To make arrangements for local pick-up or expedited shipping, please send your inquiry to info@voltrestaurant.com.

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Please everyone on your list with a gift card to RANGE offering variety from 9 state-of-the-art kitchens.

Gift cards valid for dining at RANGE only are available in the dollar amounts listed below starting at starting at $50. Gift cards are non-transferable between restaurants.

  • Please note that checks average around $75.

RANGE is located at:
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202.803.8020

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At Family Meal, we believe the best gift are meals shared family-style.

Gift certificates valid for dining at Family Meal only are available in the dollar amounts listed below starting at $25. Gift cards are non-transferable between restaurants.

Family Meal is located at:
880 North East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301.378.2895

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In this eagerly anticipated cookbook, the Voltaggio brothers present their cuisine through an exploration of 20 food families of ingredients. Their work, separately and together, combines the most exciting modern culinary techniques with impeccable ingredients and unexpected twists to create dishes that are at the same time intellectually interesting, visually stimulating, playful, and incredibly delicious.

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio have been called two of the most talented chefs of their generation. Best known for their skillful competition as the finalists on the Emmy-winning sixth season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” program, the Voltaggio brothers have received high praise for their debut cookbook, VOLT ink. In this eagerly anticipated cookbook, the brothers present their cuisine through an exploration of 20 food families of ingredients. Chef Charlie Palmer, one of the brothers’ mentors, writes in his foreword to the book, “There are no better examples of kitchen craftsmen in our exciting culinary era than the Voltaggio brothers,” and celebrated chef Jose Andres calls the brothers “both amazing and talented cooks, among the best I know.” Their work, separately and together, combines the most exciting modern culinary techniques with impeccable ingredients and unexpected twists to create dishes that are at the same time intellectually interesting, visually stimulating, playful, and incredibly delicious.

Unique in its organization, VOLT ink. is stunningly photographed, featuring full-color images for every recipe along with glimpses throughout of the brothers at work in their respective restaurants. The recipes have been thoroughly tested to make even the most scientific-seeming techniques reproducible for everyone.

This edition includes an exclusive collaborative recipe for a re-imagined strawberry shortcake, based on the brothers’ shared memories of a favorite dessert prepared by their mom, along with a video that captures the brothers cooking the recipe together. Also included are two video recipe demonstrations, one from each brother. Bryan shows us his creative take on backyard barbecue using sablefish instead of pork ribs and pressure-cooked hazelnuts in lieu of baked beans. Michael reveals his inventive way to cook octopus, tenderizing it in minutes using a pressure cooker, and serving it with a mind-blowing buttered popcorn puree and piquillo pepper “paper.”

A collection of stories from the brothers themselves-touching on their shared childhood, their respective mentors and collaborators, and what inspires their cooking-gives a glimpse into what makes these culinary artists and craftsmen tick. This cookbook is sure to delight anyone interested in the art and craft of modern cooking.

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Careers

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Family Meal   |   Frederick, MD

Line Cook: Family Meal seeks strong and talented individuals who are ready to take their career to the next level. Ideal candidates must be passionate and committed with at least 2 years of experience in similar style cuisine. Culinary degree preferred but not required.
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Externship Positions: Seeking motivated and hard working externs that are looking to take their careers to the next level. 12-18 week externships are offered to culinary and pastry students. Both front and back of house experience will be provided. Externs are assigned to specific stations and will experience rotations throughout various disciplines in the restaurant. Competitive compensation | Relocation resources not provided
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Sous Chef: Range seeking strong and talented individuals who are ready to take their career to the next level. Ideal candidates must be passionate and committed with at least 3 years of experience in similar style cuisine. Culinary degree preferred but not required.
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Servers: Range seeks outgoing, gracious and professional individuals to join our front-of-the-house team. Candidates are required to have at least two years of experience in similar style service.
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Line Cook: Range seeks strong and talented individuals who are ready to take their career to the next level. Ideal candidates must be passionate and committed with at least 2 years of experience in similar style cuisine. Culinary degree referred but not required.
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Host/Hostesses: Range seeks outgoing and committed individuals to join our exceptional team of service leaders. Candidates are required to have at least two years of restaurant or customer service related experience.
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Range   |   Chevy Chase, MD

Bussers: RANGE seeks individuals to join our front-of-the-house team. Candidates are required to have at least two years of restaurant experience.
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Volt   |   Frederick, MD

Externship Positions: Seeking motivated and hard working externs that are looking to take their careers to the next level. 12-18 week externships are offered to culinary and pastry students. Both front and back of house experience will be provided. Externs are assigned to specific stations and will experience rotations throughout various disciplines in the restaurant. Competitive compensation | Relocation resources not provided
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Volt   |   Frederick, MD

General Manager: VOLT seeks a strong and committed individual to lead our exceptional service team. Candidates are required to have at least two years of restaurant management experience. Culinary or hospitality degree preferred but not required.
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Volt   |   Frederick, MD

Pastry Cook: VOLT seeks a strong and highly motivated leader who is ready to take their career to the next level. Ideal candidates must be passionate and committed with at least 3 years of experience in similar style pastry. Culinary degree preferred but not required.
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Volt   |   Frederick, MD

Line Cook: VOLT seeks strong and talented individuals who are ready to take their career to the next level. Ideal candidates must be passionate and committed with at least 2 years of experience in similar style cuisine. Culinary degree preferred but not required.
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Philanthropy

As a chef, I understand the importance of nutritious food in people’s lives, and as a father, I am even more keenly aware of what a square meal means to my children. I became involved with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is fighting childhood hunger in Maryland and across the U.S., because I simply can’t stand the reality that children in this country go hungry. – Chef Bryan Voltaggio

Positive Change

Since 2010, chef Bryan Voltaggio has worked with Share Our Strength to host annual No Kid Hungry dinners at his flagship restaurant, VOLT. Recently, the 2012 dinner was held on September 13, 2012, and since its inception over $750,000 has been raised. In February of 2012, Voltaggio joined Share Our Strength and members of the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland at the Maryland State House in Annapolis to testify before the House Appropriations Committee in support of increased investment for the School Breakfast program in Maryland. Frederick County school that have benefitted from Bryan’s advocacy work around Maryland Meals for Achievement Program (MMFA) are include Heather Ridge Middle School and High School, Hillcrest Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Monocacy Elementary, North Frederick Elementary, Waverley Elementary, and West Frederick Middle School.

Further Support

Please know that opportunities for national or local sponsorships and participation are limited. We remain committed to helping our community thrive through annual programs such as the Share Our Strength events, but encourage you to contact us for more information or to submit requests to suejean@voltrestaurant.com. Your submissions will help to determine how we will support various causes in the future.
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