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For Immediate Release
May 1, 2024  

Jamestown Hospitality Group Enters Partnership with Celebrity Chef Robbie Jester

Jester to oversee culinary operations at Deep Blue at Kitty Knight 

Jamestown Hospitality Group is excited to announce a collaboration with renowned celebrity chef Robbie Jester, who is returning to his hometown roots and will be overseeing the culinary operations at Deep Blue at Kitty Knight in Galena, MD. 

Born and raised in Galena and best known for his appearances on Netflix's Pressure Cooker, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Beat Bobby Flay, Jester has garnered numerous accolades throughout his career, including Best Chef Upstate Delaware three consecutive years, Best BBQ Restaurant, and Rising Star Chef of the Delaware Restaurant Association. 

"We are honored to welcome chef Robbie Jester to Deep Blue at Kitty Knight," said Paul Bouchard, Chief Operating Officer, JHG. "His culinary talent, local roots, and commitment to community engagement perfectly align with our vision for Deep Blue. We look forward to collaborating with Robbie to create an unforgettable dining experience for our guests." 

In his new role, Jester will bring his innovative flair and passion for local ingredients to the forefront. With his deep-rooted connection to the area and dedication to culinary excellence, Jester is poised to elevate the dining experience at Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, which is located just 20 minutes from Middletown, DE and offers breathtaking views of the Sassafras River. 

“From the time I was a kid and would hear the stories of when my dad ran it, to enjoying it and its unbelievable view as an adult, I've always loved this restaurant," said Jester. "I'm beyond excited to get started with the team here and highlight all the things I love about Eastern Shore food. I’m eager for the chance to reignite the enduring history and charm of Kitty Knight. It feels like home.”

Jester's passion for kitchens and delicious food led him to pursue formal training at the Culinary Institute of America. With a career spanning various local restaurants and legendary establishments such as DuPont Country Club, Hotel DuPont, and Piccolina Toscana, Chef Jester's culinary expertise is unmatched. His commitment to culinary excellence and community engagement is evident through his involvement in initiatives like the Delaware Restaurant Association ProStart Program and Project New Start. 

In anticipation of this culinary collaboration, Deep Blue at Kitty Knight scheduled several events to formally welcome Jester:

• Thursday, May 23 from 6 – 8 p.m., Happy Hour featuring DJ Andrew Hugh
• Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., live performance by Love Seed Mama Jump
• Friday, August 2, at 6 p.m., live performance by Blue Label Band  

For the full schedule of music for the season, visit  

Additionally, the restaurant will implement new hours beginning Thursday, May 2:  

Monday – Thursday, noon – 9 p.m., Friday, noon - 10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., with a brunch menu served 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the full dining menu. For more information about Deep Blue at Kitty Knight and to make reservations, visit

About Jamestown Hospitality Group

It began with one restaurant, where Jamestown friends and family could convene, and has expanded to include Wilmington-based Tonic Seafood & Steak, Park Café, and Jamestown Catering Company, Deep Blue at Kitty Knight in Galena, MD, and Giordano’s of Kennett Square, PA. Its multi-concept portfolio is uniquely positioned to cater to different markets while staying true to the core values of its business.   

Press Contact:  April Doughty | | 302.696.5652