Woodberry Kitchen – A Look Behind the Scenes

Here are some photos from behind the scenes at Woodberry Kitchen:

Meat

At Woodberry Kitchen they usually take half an animal or more at a time and break it down in their own kitchen leaving essentially nothing to waste.

Tomatoes

I was there shortly after Hurricane Irene. Their tomato suppliers had been damaged at a critical time, but they still managed to get and serve some beautiful, delicious tomatoes.

Stock

Bones go into making stocks.

Whiteboard

As is evident in this photo, the board changes frequently. It is also evident that they use a wide range of product, sparing nothing that can be used and making the most of it.

Pickles

At Woodberry Kitchen what can be pickled and preserved is and saved for use during less productive seasons.

Preserved Fruit

Pickling isn’t the only method of preservation used. Fruit is preserved in a sugar syrup .

Bacon

Meats are preserved a variety of ways. Here is some house-cured bacon hanging in a walk-in.

Peppers

These peppers are preserved through drying.

Flour

Woodberry Kitchen makes their own flours from a variety of locally grown grains including spelt.

Fish peppers

These fish peppers were being worked on and destined to become part of Woodberry Kitchen’s signature hot sauce.

Cappuccino

This cappuccino was made for Chef Isaiah Billington, by his wife, Allie, who runs Woodberry’s outstanding coffee program.

The view from the back

Directly ahead in the photo above is the massive brick, wood-fired oven. It gets as hot as 900 during peak service and down to about600 by the end of service.

Working the oven

The oven gets plenty of work – from flatbreads to roasting meats to baking eggs and more.

Piping eggs

The deviled eggs are made in the cold section of the open kitchen, where the desserts are plated as well.

Busy service

Woodberry Kirchen is not a low volume restaurant.

Popcorn and more

You want popcorn? You got popcorn! It’s a broad menu!

Coming soon – Brunch at Woodberry Kitchen.

 


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