Celebrity Chefs

Restaurant Week NH is showcasing just how innovative and passionate culinary art lovers are with our Celebrity Chefs. Chefs are chosen for their creativity and passion in culinary arts and contributions to the culinary community in New Hampshire.

Chef Nimesh of Tuscan Kitchen

Chef Nimesh Maharjan

Tuscan Kitchen

Nimesh Maharjan wasn’t born into a family of foodies, nor did he know as a young child that he wanted to become a world-class chef. In fact, his native country of Nepal is far better known as the ultimate mountaineering destination rather than any sort of culinary magnet. But as… more

Chef Jonathan Cox

Chef Jonathan Cox

Three Chimneys Inn & ffrost Sawyer Tavern

Three Chimneys Inn welcomed Jonathan Cox in October of 2016 as the Executive Chef. Jonathan brings creative, traditional and eclectic menus and is diverse in all forms of scratch cookery and charcuterie. Jonathan’s passion for culinary gives his food an extra ounce of deliciousness by simply allowing food to be… more

Chef Nicole Barreira

Chef Nicole Barreira

Great NH Restaurants

Chef Nicole Barreira is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, Cactus Jack’s and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES & Cactus Jack’s and is an intricate part of the marketing team for the company as a whole. Additionally,… more

Chef Dan St. Jean

The Common Man

Dan St. Jean is the Executive Chef of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, overseeing all kitchen operations, chefs, menu creation and food events for the six Common Man-named locations. Dan began with The Common Man as the Kitchen Manager for the newly-opened Lakehouse Grille in Meredith in 2004. He… more

Chef Eddie from LaBelle

Chef Edward Ceccherini

The Bistro at LaBelle Winery

Chef Edward Ceccherini, executive chef at The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, has been involved with restaurants for over three decades.  His seasonally-inspired menu at LaBelle features a selection of upscale classic French bistro and American dishes created in large part using locally grown and sourced products. Chef Ceccherini, whose former… more

Chef Matt Provencher

The Foundry

Chef Matthew Provencher a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute humbly entered his profession at the age of 16 in a local neighborhood fish market, this small peer into the world of restaurant was enough to captivate and develop his craft. In 2003, Chef Provencher had contributed in assisting,… more

Chef Adam Parker of Fratello's

Chef Adam Parker


Chef Adam Parker is an award winning chef who fosters a simple approach when it comes to food: Passion. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America earning his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management as well as a Baking and Pastry certification. Chef Adam has worked in many locations around… more

Chef Scott Ouellette

O Steaks & Seafood, Canoe

Scott Ouellette is the owner of Magic Foods Restaurant Group – O Steaks & Seafood in Concord and Laconia, Canoe Restaurant & Tavern in Center Harbor and Bedford, The Inn on Main & O Bistro in Wolfeboro and a catering and banquet facility in Moultonborough. Born in New Hampshire, he… more

Chef Peter Agostinelli

Chef Peter Agostinelli

Bedford Village Inn

Executive Chef Peter Agostinelli can boast over twenty years of culinary experience in more than eight different restaurants. His love of food was founded early on in his grandfather’s kitchen here in New England. He claims that his style is grounded in the Italian style with a global infusion of… more