The Orioles today announced that Maryland’s own Chef Bryan Voltaggio will appear at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, April 25, to throw the ceremonial first pitch, prepare a special, signature dish, and sign copies of his new book, HOME: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends. A James Beard Foundation Award finalist and lifelong Orioles fan, Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of nine restaurants including VOLT, Lunchbox, RANGE, two locations of Aggio, and four locations of 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.
Following the ceremonial first pitch, Voltaggio will sign copies of his new book, HOME, near Gate E and Home Plate Plaza, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Published by Little, Brown and Company, HOME is a tribute to the American comfort food Voltaggio enjoyed growing up in Maryland, elevated with sophisticated new recipes. Copies will be available for purchase for $35 plus tax.
At 7:45 p.m., Voltaggio will begin preparing his specialty chili cheese hot dog with aerated cheddar and scallions at the “O What a Dog” concession stand on the third base concourse for $9. All proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Voltaggio has raised more than one million dollars over the last five years to support No Kid Hungry’s mission to ensure that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and have healthy meals in the summer, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget.