Chef Brian M. Stewart grew up in the town of Seabrook, Md. He graduated from Bowie H.S. in 1996. Growing up with a grandfather that retired from the Navy Brian was inspired to join the armed services out of civic duty and love for country. Brian enlisted United States Marine Corp. serving from 1996-2000 where he spent most of his overseas service in Japan and Korea. Brian learned to greatly apreciate their culture and cuisine. After his service in the marines Brian worked at a few different jobs before going back to school. Brian originally went back to school for electrical engineering, but while helping prepare a holiday dinner with the family Brian’s mother asked, “you love cooking so much, why don't you go to culinary school?” Brian agreed and quickly changed majors. He attended L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where he graduated with honors. Brian started working at Level in March of 2011. Brian started as a prep cook to then made his way to sous chef with in 18 months. In his off time he enjoys watching the redskins play, "run for your life 5k" obstacle course races, camping, scuba diving, and playing board games with friends..
Chef David Fringer joined Level shortly after opening in 2009. While working under then chef Alfredo Malinis, David has been able to expand his culinary skill and knowledge. Sourcing locally is important to David as he grew up in Carrol County surrounded by family owned farms. He is excited for the opportunity to continue the high expectations set at Level and add to its growth. David has always worked in the restaurant business starting at dish washer in his hometown and along the way received degrees from Allegany College of Maryland, and married his wife Amanda in 2011. While David is away from work he enjoys playing baseball, cheering for the O's and Ravens, golfing, bike riding and spending time with his family.