A DC-native, Bammy’s co-owner and co-executive chef, Gerald Addison, is passionate about creating a more diverse dining culture in DC and is proud to be a part of the city’s culinary growth. Prior to Bammy’s, Gerald served as co-owner and co-executive chef of DC’s award-winning sister restaurants Compass Rose and Maydan, where he worked alongside Chris Morgan. Collaborating as co-executive chefs for the first time, Gerald and Chris opened Maydan in November, 2017. Over the course of the next three years with them at the helm, Maydan was awarded a Michelin Star, named a James Beard Semifinalist, and received critical acclaim from local, regional, and national press including being named “No. 2 Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appetit, a “Top 10 Best New Restaurant” by Food & Wine, a “Best New Restaurant in America” by G.Q., one of Eater’s “18 Best New Restaurants in America”, etc. Gerald loves to travel and explore new cultures and foodways. His main goal is to use hospitality to teach people about a region they might not be familiar with and to tell the story of its people through the food and experiences they create in the restaurant.
An ornithologist and author, Tom Baptist is one of Connecticut's leading conservationists, having piloted many open space and wetland protection initiatives over his forty-year career. He was a vice-president of National Audubon Society, its Senior Scientist, and the Founding Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut.
Martha Bernstein is Chair of the Naugatuck Valley Community College Board and a member of the Board of the Mattatuck Museum, The Susan B Anthony Project and the Connecticut Junior Republic. Martha was Vice-President, Development and Communications at Graham-Windham Services and Director of Development for the American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Anthony is Managing Partner of the investor group which owns Troutbeck, Amenia, NY, the historic estate turned hotel which he acquired in 2016, renovated and reopened in 2018 to wide acclaim. He is partner to Douglas R. Horne, founder of D.R. Horne & Company on real estate matters pertaining to asset management, preservation, and conservation. Anthony has served as an owners representative and sponsor to real estate investors in the United States, Europe, and Asia since 2009. As a consultant to YTL Hotels, Singapore, Anthony carries the title of Vice President of Development. Recently completed work with YTL includes the development of The Gainsborough Hotel, Bath, UK, a Grade II listed property in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City. Monkey Island Estate, a Grade I listed hotel in Bray, England and, the acquisition and redevelopment of Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Bishop’s University, an Accelerated Certificate in Hotel Operations and Accounting Principles from New York University, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.