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Our story

For us, local shops stand at the heart of the community. We hope that our years of knowledge and experience help you find the best quality, value, and, above all, flavor.

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It's our pleasure because you're our treasure

We love what we do

We playfully blend aesthetics of an old soul, world traveler, and modern sensibilities to help our customers create their own artful sense of home and personal style.

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We love small batches and artisanal and know that some things are just classic food staples.

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We like to indulge too, with nostalgic items that are just plain delicious, even if they’re a bit unhealthy.

Passionate About great  Food

Chef Sylva began her professional life in Washington, DC, in the restaurant industry as a private chef and catering manager. After learning and honing her skills, she came to Baltimore in search of a larger kitchen. After an exhausting but highly rewarding journey, Sylva opened her catering business and grocery market, Culinary Architecture, to a warm welcome from friends and former clients. Her dedication to providing the highest quality hospitality and cuisine at every event has helped Culinary Architecture grow into one of Baltimore’s premier catering companies, serving delicious catered events and employing a small staff of excellent chefs.

Making food takes practice, curiosity, and research. Her friends and customers often enjoy her experiments, practice drills, and culinary ideas. Seeing people gathered around the table with family and friends, eating, laughing, and debating the day’s events provides her with a great sense of pleasure and achievement. She has hired a staff that shares her same values, professionalism, and lust for life.

She inherited a wide range of interests and history, from Taiwan and Bangkok to the mountains of Western Canada, and from the Mississippi flatlands to the warmth of the Caribbean sun. She was born into the richness and diversity of a family of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, scientists, teachers, musicians, actors, artists, vagabonds, and travelers. These characters introduced her to adventures, many cultures, a hippie perspective, haute couture, music, and serendipity. They became her bridge to the world, whose bounty she shares with her customers.

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Meet Josephine

Our official mascot, Josephine has been welcomed by our neighborhood and now we can’t imagine life without her! Stop by our storefront to see Josephine in all her glory.

We’ve got high standards

Culinary Architecture is a sustaining member of Good Food Merchants, an organization that aims to celebrate and empower players in the food system who prioritize responsible and authentic food.

We carry a large number of Good Food Foundation SOFI award winning products at Culinary Architecture and are proud to support this cause.

Visit the store

Located in Pigtown
767 Washington BLVD.
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Metered street parking available
Please do not park in
Dollar General lot

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