After years of success in the Baltimore restaurant scene, Chef Chad and his wife Wendi had a plan. With a vision in mind, to groom and grow all of those devoted to themselves and their craft, Hoopla Hospitality was naturally created. We love seeing people at their peak level of happiness, whether they work with us or choose to dine with us.


Our Brands

The Food Market, where it all started, is a place where Chef Chad Gauss makes classics his own. Now, with Chef Nick Pasco at the helm, the tradition continues.

As opportunity knocks, we find the best person from within and create the same magic that we did with The Food Market. Using this as our foundation, we created La Food Marketa, where Chef Johntay Bedingfield pleases palettes with his fun approach to Central American cuisine. 

With people wanting us all to themselves, Hoopla Catering was born. Chefs Todd Lewis and Kat Humphrey, along with Head of Guest Relationships, Dori Chait, deliver our full “Hoopla” experience to every table, wherever the table may be.

Shipping container turned Quality Snowball stand with classic and specialty offerings. Hand painted by Paige Orpin. Open daily from Spring until Fall. Across the street from the Food Market on the Avenue.



Hoopla Hospitality is always hiring all positions for all of our establishments. We are a staff of devoted professionals that take hospitality and the business seriously, but NOT ourselves!

We are interested in working with people that can be responsible for themselves all while pitching in to keep our brand and work environment strong. Most of our leadership positions have been staff promoted from within, but we’re always looking for people that bring a diversity of experience. We offer set schedules and weekly pay. The main job qualification is a good conscious and high expectations of yourself. Come build our brand with us and make a few bucks. We look forward to you being a part of our winning team! 

Apply in person, or tell us about yourself and your work experience below.


Community Commitment

Supporting our Baltimore community is a consistent and important focus throughout our entire brand. Look for us participating at non-profit events and galas, block parties, and festivals while we cook for our guests, interact with our community, all while helping local organizations and neighborhoods raise money for their causes. As we continue to grow, our commitment will remain strong.

Interested in working together? Give us a shout.


Investment Opportunities

Feel free to reach out to learn about the projects we have in the works and how you can be a part of it all!


General Inquiries

We’re interested in what you’re interested in. Drop us a line any time!