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Executive chef joins staff at Kelsick Market

At the end of January, Gloucester’s Kelsick Specialty Market hired its new chef, Taylor Duncan.

Duncan, a York County native, joins longtime friend and Kelsick Market owner Paige Drewry. The two attended York High School, and have stayed in touch since graduating.

Duncan attended the Culinary Institute of Virginia, graduating in 2015. Since then, Duncan has compiled quite the resume. He spent time as a chef at the Williamsburg Lodge, Waypoint Seafood & Grill, and worked as a banquet chef at the Williamsburg Winery.

When this new position of executive chef became available at the Main Street business, he didn’t hesitate. Duncan said he is excited to finally be able to stretch his creative muscles to design his own menus and recipes. However, there are some rules Duncan wants to abide by—“everything local, everything fresh, and everything homemade.”

For the market, the chef position is a way for them to become a higher end rounded catering option for the area. “We’re really tryin...

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