Chef Robbie Jester Kitty Knight Deep Blue

Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

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Robbie Jester has come home.  Sort of. Raised in Galena, Maryland, the chef is partnering with Jamestown Hospitality Group, owner of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, an inn and restaurant in Galena, to infuse new life into the old establishment. “Ironically, my dad owned Kitty Knight in the 1980s, and I was conceived there,” said Jester, a Culinary Institute of …

Delaware's Robbie Jester Chopped

Dela-brity Chef Robbie Jester is back on TV

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If you peruse the list of upcoming Food Network programs, you might see a familiar name on the list of “Chopped” contestants. Wearing a red chef’s coat, Robbie Jester of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark stands behind the signature basket of mystery ingredients. Jester is one of the 16 chefs competing on “Chopped Battle Italiano,” which will debut on Tuesday, May 28. Chefs Scott Conant, …

Delaware chef Robbie Jester celebrates winning Netflix's 'Under Pressure' cooking competition

Delaware’s Robbie Jester wins ‘Pressure Cooker,’ $100,000

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Robbie Jester is not one to sleep late. But on Monday, Jan. 9, he snoozed until 10:30 a.m. “I almost felt guilty,” the chef acknowledged. Almost. But just about anyone would forgive the owner of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark. After all, it’s not every weekend that you celebrate winning $100,000 on Netflix. Jester is the champion of “Pressure Cooker,” a culinary competition that is a …

Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

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Home Appétit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home Appétit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …