Chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen - Biography

Baltimore, MD

September 2019

Spike Gjerde is a chef and restaurateur dedicated to creating a viable local food economy in the Mid-Atlantic with the Chesapeake Bay at its center. Based in Baltimore and having expanded to Washington, D.C. in 2018, he leads a team of nearly 300 across six locations including Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee, Bird in Hand, Parts & Labor, Grand Cru, and canning operation Woodberry Pantry, plus A Rake’s Progress, and The Cup We All Race 4 at The LINE Hotel. In 2015, Gjerde took home the James Beard award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic.”