Equine veterinarians Michael and Beth Ross are the owners of Domaine Hudson. Mike is the Director of the Nuclear Medicine Program and a professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Clinical Studies at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. Beth manages the restaurant and raises their two young children.
Under their tutelage, Domaine Hudson has received the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for the last 4 years, two James Beard Nominations, “Top 50 Wine List in the Country” from OpenTable.com, and Best of Delaware awards in 5 of the last 6 years.
From a young age Patrick showed a talent for cooking. He started his culinary career at the age of 11 by joining the kitchen staff of his parish catering service, working weddings, parties, and special events. He continued to work all through high school. After high school, Patrick enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York and served his internship at Wilmington, Delaware’s iconic Hotel DuPont Green Room. After graduation, Patrick landed his first professional position at Wilmington’s Columbus Inn. Before returning to the Hotel DuPont Green Room, Patrick made a name for himself while working at Wilmington’s well-known restaurants Positano, Eclipse, and Harry’s Savoy Grill. After a five year stretch at Harry’s Savoy, Patrick had the rare opportunity to design and implement two restaurants from the ground up before turning them over to the RM Hospitality Group.
Patrick is dedicated to the Meals on Wheels organization and various charitable events. His specialties are sauces and exotic fish preparations. An avid angler, Patrick particularly enjoys fresh and saltwater fishing in his spare time. Patrick loves to spend his time with family and friends.
Brian Cooper has spent the last 10 years at various acclaimed restaurants in and around Baltimore.MD, most recently as Executive Chef at Woody’s Crab House in Northeast. Previously he cooked at several well-known Baltimore eateries including Cinghale Osteria and Enoteca, one of the area’s most happening restaurants. While Brian was Sous Chef at The Brewer’s Art in Baltimore, the gastropub was named ‘Best Bar in America” by Esquire Magazine. Among his challenging positions was at Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, MD, where he was Chef de Cuisine and Caterubg Chef for the facility’s three restaurants. as Chef de Cuisine
Brian is skilled in ethnic cuisines including French, Italian, Spanish, Asian and South American. He takes pride in his ability to motivate teams and to remain calm and decisive in stressful situations.
Javier has been in the restaurant business for over 35 years and is well known among those that dine out in Wilmington. During his impressive career, Javier has worked with some of the industry’s greatest chef’s including George Perrier and Michael Romano. Many Philadelphians and Wilmingtonians know Javier from his days as General Manager of Wilmington’s Positano Northern Italian Restaurant. Javier has been described as a “true practitioner of the art of hospitality,” he brings a classic approach to impeccable service and vast wine and food knowledge.
Roger is originally from New York and began his interest in the hospitality industry at a young age, always intrigued by the infamous Julia Child. Roger developed a strong work ethic and a passion for food and wine. He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. Roger has a long history with Domaine Hudson working both in the front of the house as well as the kitchen and even earning his Sommelier certification during his work at the restaurant. He has also worked at several other well known Wilmington venues including General Manager for Eclipse Bistro, and Food and Beverage Manager at the Westin Hotel at the Wilmington River Front. We are happy to welcome back Roger as our general manager!