Be the best at what you do. Simply put, Bagby Restaurant Group is not a place where mediocrity is accepted. Each member of our team strives to be the best each and every day, whether he or she is our Chief Executive Officer or a dishwasher. It is this pursuit of excellence that defines all that we do.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Blake attended the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland on Lake Avenue and then West Virginia University, where he graduated with a degree in Finance in 2008.
Moving home to Baltimore and into a row house in Little Italy, Blake saw an opportunity in the nearby Bagby Building and opened Bagby Pizza Company in 2009. The restaurant was an immediate success, and soon long lines appeared on the sidewalk each and every afternoon.
Building on this success, Blake worked with Chris Becker and Tim Riley in launching Ten Ten American Bistro in 2011, which was opened to rave reviews, with the Baltimore Sun noting that the restaurant was “brimming with good ideas about everyday dining.”
As Bagby Restaurant Group has grown, Blake remains particularly proud of Bagby Pizza Company and can frequently be found behind the register, greeting regular guests with a smile.
As Wholesale Manager and Transportation Manager, Nate Cincotta leads sales efforts for our Wholesale Bakery and oversees our valet service.
Nate has a Hotel & Restaurant Management degree from Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts and over fifteen years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business having worked at The Harbor Court Hotel, The Polo Grill, Dogwood, and Salt Tavern. He also worked with Cherry Glen Goat Cheese, a Maryland-based farmstead goat farm and creamery. Nate introduced their artisan cheese to the Baltimore marketplace and built deep relationships with local chefs and retailers throughout the city.
His combination of business savvy, sales ability, and passion for local food and farms has made him a natural fit at Bagby Restaurant Group, and his efforts have been instrumental in the development of the Wholesale program for Cunningham’s Bakery and Cunningham Farms. Nate also oversees the delivery of BRG’s wholesale baked goods and farm products, as well the execution of our valet service.
Keeping with the company culture of giving back, Nate has overseen its relationship with Gather Baltimore, a local non-profit that provides farm goods to those throughout the city facing financial challenges. He takes great pride in supporting this organization and providing Cunningham Farms produce to families in need.