MADE: In America Honors The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Pastry Chef with American Treasures Award in the Culinary Arts
STEVENSVILLE, MD (July 13, 2018) – MADE: In America today announces Kelly Germershausen, Pastry Chef at The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland, has been conferred a prestigious 2018 American Treasures Award in the Culinary Arts. Created to identify and recognize outstanding achievement in the American culinary arts, the award was formally presented at a special ceremony held on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. – during which Germershausen also received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition by Congressman Andy Harris, to underscore the significance of her award.
As the Pastry Chef of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Germershausen delights guests and locals alike with an ever-evolving menu of seasonal baked goods, scratch-made pies, biscuits and signature sweets at The Market, a gourmet cafe and marketplace specializing in locally-sourced small bites, and Knoxie’s Table, a lively signature restaurant, featuring locally-sourced cuisine inspired by the hard-working farmers and watermen of the region.
“We are honored and proud of Chef Kelly’s hard work and achievement,” says John Wilson, Owner of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. “This prestigious award further reflects our team’s passion and commitment to providing guests with an unforgettable culinary experience, and recognizing Kelly Germershausen’s unique pastry skills are an essential ingredient in achieving that goal.”
Best known for her delicious pies, the Kent Island resident was first introduced to the art of baking in the kitchen alongside her grandmothers and aunts at a young age, who at the time baked by the weight of the ingredients in their hands. Pursuing her passion for baking, Germershausen further refined her culinary skills over the next 30 years – building on a lifetime of experience by researching and experimenting with unique flavors and rare ingredients, with pairing the old world with the new in her approach to cooking.
Germershausen joins the ranks of a highly select group of awardees that include America’s top farmers, foragers, craft producers and culinary artisans. Each recognized for a singular and significant contribution to our Nation’s culinary heritage that both preserves and advances a unique aspect of America’s food ways. Awardees are featured in officially sanctioned American Treasures Culinary Experiences. These once-in-a-lifetime themed tasting events are specially created to showcase the best of American product and culinary technique.
The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is under consideration to be named an official American Treasures Culinary Heritage Site, an honor making it possible to host and stage American Treasures Culinary Experiences.
Since opening in 2015, The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has been ranked as a Top 15 Luxury Hotel in Maryland according to U.S. News & World Report, and is part of the Southern Living Hotel Collection.
For more information, call The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club at (410) 604-5900 or visit www.baybeachclub.com/the-inn. The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is located at 180 Pier One Road, Stevensville, Md. 21666.
About The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Conveniently located less than one-hour from Washington D.C. and Baltimore at the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club welcomes guests with 54 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites, wellness-focused treatments at the full service spa and salon, and more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space. Guests and locals alike enjoy multiple dining options — including The Market, a gourmet cafe and marketplace specializing in locally-sourced small bites, and Knoxie’s Table, a lively signature restaurant, featuring scratch-made, seasonal cuisine inspired by the hard-working farmers and watermen of the region. For more information, please call (410) 604-5900 or visit www.baybeachclub.com/the-inn.
About MADE: In America
MADE: In America’s mission is to create and foster a business climate conducive to the free exchange of ideas and information to revitalize and sustain the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy. A non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., MADE: In America serves businesses throughout the United States. The organization also presents the American Treasures awards to individuals and organizations for significant and singular contributions that are shaping and transforming our Nation’s cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.madeinamerica-usa.org.