Cindy Wolf

Host, Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine

Cindy Wolf is the executive chef at Charleston and was a 2006, 2008, and 2014 James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic.  Chef Wolf's cuisine is backed by French fundamentals and grounded in preparations that emphasize the natural flavors of the very finest products.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Wolf has received notices in Food Arts, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post among others. She has also appeared in cooking segments on major local, national, and cable television stations.

In addition to Charleston, Chef Wolf along with her partner, Tony Foreman, owns Petit Louis Bistro, a classic French bistro, Pazo, a refined southern Italian restaurant, Cinghiale, a modern Italian restaurant, and Johnny's, featuring west coast cuisine.

Chef Wolf was awarded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 5-Star Diamond Award in 2011, the AAA Four Diamond Award, 4-Star Forbes Travel Guide, Top 5 Restaurants nationwide by Open Table in 2014, ranked No. 1 by Zagat for best food, service and décor in 2014, the 2007 BRAVO business achievement award for professional excellence, the 2008 University of Baltimore Virtuoso award for her contributions to the city of Baltimore, the 2008 Influential Marylanders Award, among many other local awards for culinary excellence.

Ways To Connect

Michael Verhoef

It's time to go back to school with Foreman and Wolf. Tony and Chef Cindy take you through the ABC's of food and wine with suggestions and favorites for each letter of the alphabet. 

Cooking Primer

Aug 16, 2015
Moyan Brenn

Original Air Date 8/24/2014

Tony and Chef Cindy share insights on the basics of good cooking. From getting the correct ratio of water and salt for your pot of veggies to techniques for cooking your chicken just right. Whether you like your fish with the head on or off, they will offer techniques for the perfect preparation. Grab a pencil and a sheet of paper for notes on new dishes and improvements to your favorites.

Ice Cream

Aug 10, 2015

Tony and Chef Cindy help you get through the dog days of summer with a conversation about ice cream. They share their favorite flavors and some childhood memories of the delicious dessert. They also chat with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams out of Columbus, Ohio, and David Alima of The Charmery right here in Baltimore - two ice cream makers with very creative takes on the frozen treat.

Hits & Flops

Aug 2, 2015
Jun Seita/Flickr

Tony and Chef talk about the Hits and Misses of food.


Jul 27, 2015
Moyan Brenn/Flickr

Tony and Chef prepare you for a trip to Italy.