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Meet Chef Raymond Copper

Working at the Tidewater for over 50 years, Chef Raymond Copper makes at least one batch of his famed soup from scratch every week. The dish has been enjoyed by thousands of people, including late stars Bing Crosby, who hunted on the Eastern Shore; Jackie Gleason, who boated on the Miles River on his honeymoon; and Elizabeth Taylor; whom Copper recalls, "was a delightful person. She was very nice, kind of like a Southern belle." Maryland Life June 2013

Visit our history page to learn more about Chef Ray's Tidewater Inn story and his famous Snapping Turtle Soup.