Chef Chris Long
WinNer of the 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year
His winning dish was a butter poached Maine lobster with grilled local mushrooms, corn, parsnip ragout, and thyme butter.
Before coming to Natalie's,Chef Long spent time as a Leader at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago and as an apprentice to Master Chef Hartmut Handke in the Bocuse d’Or World Cooking Contest in France. He came to Natalie’s from his position as Executive Chef of Spread Restaurant in Portland. Previously, he was Executive Chef at EOS in San Francisco, 1515 Restaurant and Black Cat in Denver. He is a graduate of the Greenbriar Culinary Apprentice program in West Virginia and received an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the New England Culinary Institute.