Brian BostonBiography for Executive Chef
Brian Boston

Brian Boston is a native of Baltimore and has become one of the most prominent executive chefs in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In 2011, Chef Boston was named Chef of The Year by The Restaurant Association of Maryland. He apprenticed under the artful eye of Josef Gohring, former executive chef of Peerce’s Plantation from 1982-1986. A 1988 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York, Chef Boston performed an externship at the Grand Hotel in Washington, D.C. before returning to the Baltimore area as the Executive Sous Chef at the Brass Elephant Restaurant.

Brian Boston is currently Executive Chef/Partner of The Milton Inn, a charming eighteenth-century fieldstone home situated in Sparks, Maryland that has been recognized since 1947 for its exceptional food, wine and ambiance. His newest venture, Highland Inn, is a modern-traditional restaurant with farm-to-table fare located in Howard County, Maryland.

At The Milton Inn, Brian has been awarded many prestigious awards including:

  • 2011 Chef of The Year, awarded by The Restaurant Association of Maryland
  • The 5 Star Diamond Award, presented by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
  • The DiRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), presented by Julia Childs
  • Wine Spectator’s Best Restaurant for Wine Lovers
  • Restaurateur of the Year in 2002
  • Unique Distinction award from Wine Enthusiast
  • Four-star rating from the Baltimore Sun
  • Numerous Zagat awards

Chef Boston also volunteers his time and culinary expertise to fundraisers such as the American Heart Association, Zoomerang, Dining Out for Life, American Red and the Chocolate Affair, which raises money for the Center for Poverty Solutions.

In addition to the culinary arts, Chef Boston has a passion for horses. He has competed in many equestrian events and was the Maryland State Equestrian Champion four years running. When he has the chance to take time out from running his successful restaurants, he can be found enjoying the comforts of riding and taking care of his two horses.


Welcome to Highland Inn, an exciting new restaurant located in Howard County. Our menu focuses on seasonal foods and purity of flavors, using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and utilizing sustainable foods from local farmers whenever possible.

Highland Inn offers a wine list that I personally selected to complement our menu. My goal is for every bottle of wine to be of great quality, regardless of price. We have a wide variety of wines by the glass as well as an interesting array of beers.

At Highland Inn, guest service is very important. We strive to ensure our servers are friendly, knowledgeable and professional; building long-lasting relationships with our guests is paramount.

Our logo is meant to reflect diversity, strength and deep roots in the community. It also speaks to our commitment of being a certified green restaurant. The impact on the environment played a role in every purchase at Highland Inn, from geo-thermal heat and air conditioning to keep our dining rooms comfortable to our farm-to-table philosophy in the kitchen.

Hospitality has been my life for the past 30 years and Highland Inn is the culmination of my experience to date. I would like to invite everyone to join us for any occasion, whether you want to have a casual dinner in our lounge, a celebratory dinner in one of our beautiful dining rooms or a large tented event on our grounds, Highland Inn is the new landmark restaurant in Howard County. My staff and I look forward to serving you!

Great Dining,

Brian Boston

Main: 443.276.3202 | DC: 240.533.3055 | Fax: 443.276.3199

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