While Brightwood’s award winning chef has enjoyed national acclaim and has cooked for some of the most prominent men and women in the country, his beginnings were humble. His career began when he was just fourteen years old and was hired as a dishwasher. Starting from the bottom up has given him an appreciation for every member of his team, and he runs his kitchen with respect and an open mindedness that is refreshing and inspirational.
Chef Ed is a master at regional cuisine and enjoys combining flavors and blending culinary worlds to create something completely new. He loves using local favorites and claims Maryland crabs are the best in the world! He was drawn to his position as Executive Chef of Brightwood Club because it offered him complete creative freedom. He enjoys working with the residents and interpreting their thoughts and ideas for his latest menu.
When asked what drew him to a career in the culinary arts chef smiled and said, “It was a great way to meet girls!” It worked. Chef’s future wife couldn’t resist his romantic dinners. The two have been together for over 30 years and have raised two extraordinary young men.