Located in St. Michaels, Maryland
About the Bistro
We create food that is rooted in traditional culinary styles, yet modern. We source the highest quality local ingredients, purchase sustainable seafood and free range eggs, work with people who raise their animals naturally, as well as partner with local farmers for the best organic vegetables. All of this comes together under the hand of Executive Chef Doug Stewart, a native of the Eastern Shore whose “creative American” cuisine is prepared with a European flair. Many of our items are already gluten free or can be served gluten free.
Thank you for taking the time to dine with us. We hope you enjoy our inspiration.
MEET CHEF STEWART
Doug Stewart has been a lifelong resident of Talbot County, with his education beginning as a graduate of Easton High School as well as Chesapeake College’s Culinary School.
Doug has been in the food service industry for eighteen years, beginning his career at Latitude 38 Bistro in Oxford, Maryland while still in high school. After completing his degree from Chesapeake College, he was promoted to Sous Chef at Latitude 38 Bistro. Additionally, he was a Sous Chef at the Old Inn at Easton working under Chef Andrew Evans and then at Mitchum’s Steakhouse in Trappe, Maryland.
In 2009, Doug returned to Latitude 38 Bistro as Executive Chef of restaurant, catering and events. In 2013, he joined Mitchum’s Steakhouse and Pizzaco as Executive Chef and General Manager. In 2014, Doug assumed the position of executive chef and partner of The River House at the Easton Club.
Royal Oak Catering Company
The Bistro is now being managed by Chef Doug and his parent company, Royal Oak Catering Company! Doug formed Royal Oak Catering Company, formerly known as Stewart’s Catering, 3 years ago with his business partners Frank Mallory and Laura Poole. Together they built a profitable fully licensed off-site catering company serving Talbot and the surrounding counties. Royal Oak Catering Company specializes in weddings, rehearsal dinners, brunch and private dinners. If you are having an event, we’d love to hear from you! Call Laura at 410-490-5123.