A Baltimore native has been chosen as one of the top chefs to oversee the culinary operations at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. David Friendlich, pictured, left, who grew up in Randallstown and worked as a sous chef at the Brass Elephant, has been named sous chef.
Joshua Distenfeld, pictured, right, an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef, will serve as the executive chef. He has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including managing large-scale culinary operations.
Friendlich, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), brings 17 years of experience to the job. Over the last decade, he has been a partner and chef at Remomo Café Italia in Hanover.
Distenfeld and Friendlich are currently working to finalize menus for the upcoming season, according to a press release.
In November, Delaware North Companies Sportservice received a 12-year contract from the Orioles to operate food, beverage, and retail merchandise services at Camden Yards. For food inspiration, Sportservice president Rick Abramson led several of the company’s regional chefs and Orioles officials on a Dec. 1 tour of Baltimore restaurants.
The group sampled food at Sabatino’s, Faidley at Lexington Market, Stuggy’s, Kooper’s Tavern, Pitango Gelato, Matthew’s Pizza, B&O American Brasserie, and other places.
I can’t wait to see what the chefs come up with for the ballpark.