Private Chef Experiences
Meet our Chef’s Collection
We work with some of the most renowned chefs in Maine to provide you with an elevated and memorable private chef experience. Our chefs have reached celebrity status and are masters of their trade. They are eager to bring their culinary expertise home to you!
Owner the b frame
Chef Josh believes food is an experience that should be shared and celebrated. His lifelong connection to local food, farmers and fishermen allows him to create an unique food style that is an authentic ode to his native Maine. He worked in Europe, throughout the US and finally back to Maine where he was awarded Maine’s Chef of the Year and was invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in NYC.
Josh prides himself on creating memorable and delicious food using peak-of-the-season ingredients. His recipes appear in many cookbooks, magazines and television shows.
Maine chef Arianna Stefanilo has been a regular on the Portland restaurant scene for the last eight years. She was an executive chef at The Maker’s Galley, Blyth & Burrows and Novare Res Bier Café, and has formal training and experience as a pastry chef. Raised in a large Italian-Irish family, Stefanilo learned to bake pastries with her Irish grandmother and was inspired to cook by her Sicilian father.
Stefanilo grew up on Chebeague Island and spent many years lobstering and fishing off the Maine coast. Her love of the sea has left a lasting impact on her culinary point of view.
Arianna’s passion is to work with local Maine fisherman, farmers, and purveyors to create simple yet flavorful dishes.
Eva is a personal chef who finds a sense of place in local foods. She’s worked in the Pacific Northwest, New York City, and onboard chartered sailboats all over the world. She believes in cooking seasonally using local farm ingredients and brings a sense of community and confidence around the table.
Eva prioritizes cooking with ingredients that are locally sourced and shine in their simplicity. She believes cooking should tell a story — whether it’s a dish inspired by her travels, a memory, or an homage to the farmer who grew the ingredients. Her meals are made with love from scratch, and always focused around seasonal and local ingredients.
Family dinners were such a unique and integral part of Eva’s cultural upbringing and her connection with food. For her, food is synonymous with family and community.
Owner Botanical Kitchen
Karina Hines is a total food nerd who trusts in the healing power of plants. With over twenty years of experience as a chef focusing on healthy food, she has a diverse knowledge of the relationship between the food we eat and how it impacts our health. An Australian-born farmer’s daughter, Karina grew up in the kitchen and garden of her family’s farm in Drake, New South Wales, Australia. Her connection with the earth and its bounty has been with Karina from inception, greatly informing her cooking style as a chef and her seasonal approach to food.
Karina spent over a decade in Europe and the Mediterranean, working as a chef in homes and aboard sailing yachts before moving to Boston, where she established a private chef and consulting business. A firm believer in the healing power of plants, she founded Botanical Kitchen, where she develops culinary programs with workshops and creates weekly menus and recipes focusing on functional nutrition. She collaborates with farms, food, and lifestyle medicine communities and currently resides in Portland, Maine.
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