Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament

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Chef: Niko Negas - Executive Chef

Chef Niko Negas

About the Chef

Chef Negas was born in Washington, DC and raised in Frederick County, MD. He is a graduate of Frederick High School, Baltimore Institute of Culinary, and Salisbury University. Chef Negas has worked in a number of area restaurants including Turning Point Inn, Blue Fox Inn, Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel, Nanatuckets, Cellar Door, and is currently the executive chef of Roasthouse Pub. Chef Negas has traveled to and experienced many cultures and draws from these experiences to create his fusion dishes.

Awards

Evening on the Riviera

Influences

Chef Negas lists Chef Jean Louis of the Blue Fox Inn as a source of inspiration, especially for his traditional French Cuisine techniques. He also sites Jacques Pepin as a wealth of information and technique.

Restaurant

<b>Roasthouse Pub</b>

About the Restaurant

Roasthouse Pub is an American Bistro and Craft Beer establishment located in Frederick, MD. We feature 20 taps that continuously pour a wide variety of ever changing quality craft beers. Our menu and featured specials offer fresh ingredients and the experience of eating bistro outside of the box. Chef Negas’ housemade Duck Pastrami or Alligator Chorizo or Vegan Italian Sausage are examples of this.

Chris Spear - Sous Chef

Chef Chris Spear

Sous Chef Info

Originally from Marlborough, MA, Chris obtained his culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. After college, he traveled around the country, running kitchens in Seattle and Philadelphia. Since moving to Maryland, chef Spear has focused on contemporary mid-Atlantic and southern cuisine, incorporating regional and global ingredients and techniques into his dishes.



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