What’s New Downtown: The Top Nosh Café

The Top Nosh Café. Photo by Genna Weger.

Looking for a new place to eat? Go to the Airpark!

Come January 2017, you can find Top Nosh Café in Westminster at 125 Airport Drive in Suite 28, only 1.6 miles down the road from McDaniel.

Top Nosh is the Culinary Services Group’s (CSG) proprietary business dining brand. CSG is a contract food service management company for senior living communities and businesses. Its goal is to ultimately get into the hospital market. In order to do so, they need a strategic plan; therefore, they have to have a substantial retail program and brand it.

This is where the idea Top Nosh comes from. Top Nosh was created for customers who needed an innovative quick-service style brand with lots of customization and flexibility.

“This is our first stand alone Top Nosh restaurant, it is like a test center so we can try a new concept and see how the market responds to it,” says CSG president and CEO Rich Valway.

Top Nosh Café’s main goal is to partner with the community by using locally sourced foods, coffee, and potentially by working with McDaniel College and allowing students to use their McDaniel Bucks at the café.

The menu at Top Nosh Café will have a variety of options. They will be offering made-to-order coffee, fresh made-to-order doughnuts, breakfast food, deli choices, grilled and deep-fried options, home-style and homemade pizza, as well as healthy choices like fresh salads.  To start, the café will be opening for breakfast and lunch, then eventually opening for dinner.

“We want to be able to offer something for everyone; the flexibility of our kitchen and setup allows us many options and to cater to people’s needs,” Valway explains.

Valway says the café’s first year “will be focused on the development and fine-tuning. I believe we will make a smash. To me, it isn’t about the financial; it is mainly about the pride of recognizing we did a killer job.”

McDaniel students are expressing excitement about the new café, too. Student Maddie Moyer says that “having a new restaurant coming to town is always exciting; I am happy to hear more healthy choices will be available in Westminster.”

Top Nosh is available for dine-in and carryout with quality food that is made to cater to anyone’s needs.