Venezuelan chef Federico Tischler, owner of White Envelope, brought the influence of his country’s culture to the R. House food hall in Remington and will bring it to the Build Baltimore Gala in February.
Tischler is one of the several local premiere chefs offering signature dishes at the gala. Tischler will be joined by fellow Baltimore chefs and cuisine from; Blue Moon Cafe, Ekiben, Loch Bar, Urban Pastoral and Union Brewery.
White Envelope, a modern arepas bar puts a spin on the traditional Latin American comfort food. “We want to use White Envelope to show my culture and my country’s culture and all of the love of our food,” Tischler said in a recent promotional video.
Federico got into the kitchen in 1998 to reconstruct the touching memories of food and flavors from his childhood.
In his schooling and apprenticeships, Frederico established a strong curiosity about food. This curiosity along with the effort Federico put into the food’s preparation, was noticed by his supervisors, which accelerated him into positions at a young age.
According to Alma Cocina Latina, after finishing his formal study in culinary science, Federico went on the adventure of meeting new kitchens in other countries. This experience reinforced his culinary ideas. Venezuelan influence from his roots led him to start White Envelope.
The arepa bar has received glowing reviews, especially the delicious Asada Negro Arepa and the Blood Sausage Arepa.