Ports of Call Restaurant at the
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis
Charles McKnew, Executive Chef
Charles was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, and his official career started at 14 as
a dishwasher at the Holiday Inn Annapolis.
"Before long I was working my way through the kitchen as prep cook,
breakfast cook, dinner cook and purchasing. I completed my formal education at Baltimore International Culinary Institute
in 1982 while performing Sous Chef duties at the Holiday Inn. In 1988, I was promoted to my current position as Executive
Chef for the Doubletree Hotel Annapolis. I became active in the American Culinary Federation shortly after, holding office
as treasurer and vice president along with performing charity work on their behalf."
- Charles McKnew, Executive Chef