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Welcome to FoodWorks!

We started construction on our Laurel MD restaurant in late 2017, and concluded with our official grand opening in early April 2018. An extension of our Taproom, FoodWorks offers additional seating, along with an open kitchen and an impressive selection of food. You can also take a peek at our Dry Ager units and our beautiful flower wall!

Fresh, house-made shareables

Take a peek at our Chefs— and our Earthstone open-flame pizza oven— in action! From our malt-sourdough crust to our wing sauces and marinades, a lot of our menu is made from scratch, daily. We care about the quality of ingredients and where our food comes from which is why we’ve teamed up with local farms near our Laurel Maryland location for meat and produce. 

a game changer for meat & fish

FoodWorks also features six state-of-the-art DRYAGER™ cabinets where we dry age a range of premium proteins which you can choose from to build your own butcher board— including fish and beef. Stop by and ask our bartenders about our rotating dry aged offerings and click below to learn more about our Dry Age Program!

From our chef

At Jailbreak, we focus on honest and simple ingredients which translates into delicious, satisfying food. Although the food is at the forefront of our operation, the significance of our staff and culture cannot be understated. At the end of the day, our team defines the main purpose of why we do this every day.

Chef Janny

Meet Our FoodWorks team!

Chef Juan

The OG member of the FoodWorks team, Chef Juan has been cooking at Jailbreak since the kitchen's inception in 2018. Our lead sauté cook, he brings joy to the kitchen each day with his undefeated attitude and consistent positivity, even in the busiest points of service. 

Chef Jimmy

A man of few words (but quick jokes), Chef Jimmy is our master prep chef who, in a short time, has set the standard for the position with his organization and intuition. He's been working in professional kitchens for over 4 years, but the FoodWorks kitchen is the first time he's felt the family vibe amongst a team.

Chef David

A jack-of-all-trades, Chef David has been with Jailbreak for over a year and has worked in almost every position in the FoodWorks kitchen. He's a prep-guru, a pizza master, and knows how to hold it down on busy nights at fry station (no easy feat!). If you're ever in a bad mood, hearing David's jovial laughter from the kitchen will automatically brighten your day. 

Chef Tré

Tré has been cooking since the high school years, and joined a culinary program where he was able to learn the fundamentals and hone his passion for the industry. He loves the creativity that is encouraged in the FoodWorks kitchen, and his inspiration as a chef is based on how food brings people together!

Chef Julia

If you've seen our menu, you already know Chef Julia's name: she's the creator of our house spicy BBQ sauce! Working at Jailbreak for just over a year, this young chef has already worked her way through each station on the line and is not just hardworking, but also known to get a big smile out of everyone who crosses her path with her bright sense of humor.

Chef Tim

With an eager spirit to learn anything and everything from the industry, Tim’s love of food and genuine respect for his fellow Chefs makes him a great team player— not to mention his great sense of humor! In all of his years of work, he’s found a true love and passion in the kitchen, a place that feels like home.

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