Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament


Chef: James Patton - Executive Chef

Chef James Patton

About the Chef

Chef James Patton grew up in Baltimore, MD where he first began cooking at the age of 14. His parents opened a bistro in which he helped run the Cafe portion in 2007. When he turned 18 he attended Johnson & Wales University for Culinary Arts. He then moved back to Baltimore and had the pleasure to work and stage at several amazing restaurant including The Baltimore Country Club, Petit Louis Bistro, and Wit and Wisdom to name a few.

Chef Patton describes his style as Classical French. "I clean plates with beautiful fresh ingredients and amazing sauces", he tells us.

The dish he is most proud of is Duck and Beef Bolognaise finished with a burre blanc. "This is my favorite dish because it is simple yet flavorful and a play on your traditional spaghetti, which was the first dish I have ever made".


While attending Johnson & Wales University Chef Patton's school/team won and came in the top three in several competitions.


Admiral Fell Inn

About the Restaurant

Ideally located in the heart of the historic Fell's Point District, the waterfront Historic Hotels of America's Admiral Fell Inn is Fell's Point premier place for boutique lodging and modern event space. Comprised of seven adjoining buildings, some of which date to the 18th century, the Admiral Fell Inn retains its quaint charm and cozy ambiance yet offers modern amenities and the elegance of a luxury hotel. The hotel is connected to two unique restaurants – 8 Ball Meatball & The Points South Latin Kitchen, both easily accessible through the lobby. Walk to locally owned restaurants, shops, and bars all along Fell's Point Main Street, and hop on the Harbor Magic shuttle to move between our 3 hotels and get closer to all the Baltimore attractions.

The Admiral Fell Inn features 80 guest rooms and suites, each uniquely furnished and decorated in traditional European style, and all offering a myriad of comforts to make your stay cozy. Each room also affords views of our lovely courtyard, tugboats in the harbor, and the quiet elegance of Shakespeare Street.