How Aaron Taylor and Atlas Restaurant Group are revitalizing fine dining in Baltimore

As corporate chef-partner overseeing 27 restaurants, Taylor designs menus for everyone’s taste, from a $9 burger to a $162 Japanese Wagyu porterhouse steak.

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After graduating from culinary school, Aaron Taylor criss-crossed the country, earning his cred at a number of top resorts and restaurants. But his ultimate ambition was to become a corporate chef for a restaurant group—a goal he reached with The ONE Group, operators of STK and other global concepts. 

Aaron Taylor

Now, Taylor is corporate chef-partner for Atlas Restaurant Group in Baltimore, overseeing 27 restaurants mostly in that city as well as Boca Raton, Fla., and Houston. In this role, he taps into his deep experience executing menus along with his expertise in purchasing, cost control, team building and community outreach. Listen as Taylor shares Atlas Restaurant Group's growth plans as it continues to elevate the fine-dining scene in Baltimore.


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