Born: Buffalo NY 1956
Raised in Shenandoah, 462. , Schuylkill County “ The Coal Region” of Eastern Central Pennsylvania.
Cookbook: Best Comfort Food On The Planet.
Education: Annunciation BVM Primary School.
Cardinal Brennan High School Class of 1973.
Random College courses.
Husquvarna & Montesa Factory Tech seminars.
Lucerne Co. PA Community College Culinary ( 5 months, did not complete).
Charlie’s Exxon Shepton Pa. 1970-72. Pump Jockey, oil changer. Young petrol head job.
Motocross Motorbike racer 74-78
Allentown Suzuki 74-78. Tech for Suzuki, Husqvarna, Montesa & Maico motorbikes.
Parts & accessory manager 76-78.
SOHO Bistro, Pottsville PA. 81ish.
Bob & Dick Belinskiy’s Crossroads Hotel, crabcake house, salad bar and golf center 81ish.
Sous Chef The Swallows Cape May NJ.
Sous Chef The BayBerry in Congress Hall. Cape May stint- 82-88.
Pastry Chef & Roundsman Chef at the Top Of The Marq at the Marquis De Lafayette &
Colonial Hotels, Cape May stint in the 80’s.
Head Chef The Eastwind Inn, Tenants Harbor Maine 89-92.
Founder-Chef Cafe Miranda, Rockland Maine 93- till???
Cooking for Community 20-21 making over 8,000 Miranda quality meals during the plague for AIO food pantry, OUT & other organizations in Knox County.
Maine Lobster Chef Of The Year
Top Of The Crop Best Farm to Table Restaurant, Harvest on the Harbor
DownEast Magazine Chef of the Year
Hospitality Maine ( Rest & Hotel professional association) Chef of the Year
Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce I don’t remember award
Penobscot bay Community Person Of The Year
Certificates and other commendations:
Multiple winners in the Pen Bay Pilot “Best Of” in several categories.
Strive Re-entry program for prison inmates award of excellence.
Senator Angus King certificate ( is that the correct word?) acknowledging Cafe Miranda and Kerry for being a pioneering influence in The Rockland Renaissance..
Since 1993 Cafe Miranda has been in the mix of charitable work in Knox Co.
Food insecurity, Homelessness & addiction & recovery have been constant themes .
Knox Co. Homeless Coalition
AIO Food Pantry
Come Spring Food Pantry
Knox Co. Gleaners
Mid Coast Recovery Coalition
Consulting for foodservice/ hospitality companies. Menu. procedure, equipment, hiring etc.
Kennebec Vally Com. College: occasional wood fired cooking classes.
Food & Petrol blog.
Cafe Miranda event space coordinator.
The Excellent Dog, A new wave hotdog cart.
Vespa Jubilee, an adult & soft beverage, espresso & gelato dispenser.
Used equipment buy & sell.
Public speaking on various topics.