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.
Seasonal entrees showcase classic flavor combinations prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Frederick, MD  

Family favorites with high quality ingredients and recipes reminiscent of your family table.
Frederick, MD

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 multiple restaurants including VOLT and Family Meal. 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.

Media Inquiries

For Media & Public Relations for Restaurants and Chef Bryan Voltaggio, please contact:

Zach Field Field Artist Management (FAM) p: (310) 650-5464 e: [email protected] Max Stubblefield | Representation United Talent Agency 9336 Civic Center Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (TA-56599-1) 888 7th Ave 9th Floor New York, NY 10102 (DCA-2011819) p: (310) 385-6711 e: [email protected] Matthew Elblonk | Literary Representation 47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003 p: (212) 925-7744 e: [email protected]


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Family Meal Frederick   |   Frederick, MD

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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 [email protected]. Your submissions will help to determine how we will support various causes in the future.
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