Photo courtesy of Woodberry Kitchen.

Woodberry Kitchen is coming back.

After suspending full-service dining and becoming primarily an events venue during the COVID-19 pandemic, managers announced today that the restaurant will come back this fall and that they’re holding two job fairs later this month to hire a staff.

In an announcement headed “Our next chapter,” they didn’t say what the new concept will be but promised to provide more details soon.

“Friends – We’re gearing up for a new beginning and are grateful for your patience and support!” the message said. “This fall, we’ll be ready to debut WK’s new restaurant experience… Very soon, we’ll share all the details of our new business model, and we can’t wait to welcome you back into our space

Chef Spike Gjerde didn’t immediately respond to a request for information. The announcement said job fairs will be at Woodberry Kitchen, 2010 Clipper Park Road in Clipper Mill, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both August 22 and 29, and asked job applicants to bring a resume.

“We are currently hiring for all positions, including servers, bartenders, managers, chefs, line cooks, bakers, event sales people, and more,” the message said.

The restaurant is also booking events.

“Want to host your special event at Woodberry Kitchen?” the message said. “We’ve reconfigured our space to accommodate larger celebrations (up to 150 people) and are booking weddings and parties for every occasion starting in late 2022 and far beyond.”

Woodberry Kitchen’s message said information about the exact opening date and other details will be posted on its website,

It also said the restaurant will honor any gift card previously issued by Woodberry Kitchen.

“Don’t worry, no need to contact us. It doesn’t expire, and we look forward to honoring it soon.”

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Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.