Jill Wasilewski opened Arden’s Ivory Road Café & Kitchen in order to share her favorite things: great food, great dessert, and great conversation.
Nestled comfortably in a woodsy section of Arden, on Brevard Road, is Ivory Road Café & Kitchen. This intimate, casual drop-in of a restaurant serves breakfast (all-day) and lunch—and also boasts a secret weapon in the form of Saturday afternoon teatime, which has steadily grown in popularity to the point that, due to space limitations, reservations are required.
The venture has proven immensely gratifying to owner Jill Wasilewski, who opened it in August of 2016 following stints at kitchens in New Orleans, Melbourne (Australia), Guatemala, and Washington, D.C., among others. Wasilewski grew up in Maryland, going on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in baking/pastry arts and business management. “Upon graduation,” she recalls now, “I traveled as much as possible in an attempt to learn about and expose myself to as many different culinary perspectives and techniques as possible.”
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