Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Front Porch at the Sterling House Welcomes Brendan Cahill

The Front Porch restaurant in historic Leonardtown, Maryland begins the new year with Chef/Manager, Brendan Cahill leading the team.

Located in the carefully restored Sterling House on Washington Street, “The Front Porch” serves as an anchor establishment for the historic downtown area of Leonardtown. Since opening its doors last year, “The Front Porch” has become well known for a diverse menu and attentive service delivered in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Chef Cahill will add his influence through an enhanced menu planned for roll out in early February.

Cahill brings extensive culinary and management experience having over 25 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Most recently Cahill and wife Ashley owned the “Old Field Inn,” a dining destination in Prince Frederick, Maryland with an innovative menu and set in a preserved 19th century estate.

An active member and current board member in the American Culinary Federation (A.C.F.) Annapolis chapter for 15 years, Cahill also brings with him knowledge of local growers and producers from which he’ll source fresh seasonal items to include within the menu.

Cahill’s interests extend beyond the kitchen to the historic significance of the Sterling House. “The history, the deep roots and hospitality of the Sterling family are elements I hope to emphasize,” states Cahill. Involvement with the local community is also a priority. Hanging artwork produced by local artists and hosting musical performances are planned. Cahill’s “Oysters en Brochette” was awarded the grand prize in the 2008 National Oyster Cook-Off and his plans include participating in local events and future competitions.

Sterling House owners, Dean Beck and Jo Ann Beck are enthusiastic about the addition of Cahill. “ ‘The Front Porch’ is a gathering place for the community where all are welcomed to enjoy fresh, quality foods creatively presented at an affordable price," says Jo Ann Beck. “Brendan’s culinary and hospitality experience, local knowledge and interest in our historic site make him an excellent choice for the ‘Front Porch’. He is a welcomed addition to our team.”

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