Named by the Maine Restaurant Association as their 2017 “Chef of the Year”, Maine-native Josh Berry brings his love of his home state into every dish he creates. His ties to the community show in his cooking and use of local produce, seafood and more. A local and critic favorite since opening, Chef Berry has brought a new style of creativity and innovation to the Portland food scene at UNION. He believes that being supplied by the best local farms allows you to enjoy ingredients at their peak of flavor. He partners with farms and producers across New England to ensure that when you dine at UNION you are truly getting a taste of the region’s finest ingredients.
Chef Berry’s extensive experience includes acclaimed restaurants across the country, most recently as Executive Chef at Forbes 4-star, Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, VT. He’s also led the culinary operations at The BALSAMS Grand Resort in NH, Internationally, Josh spent a year working at Hotel Austoria in Luzern, Switzerland, and further honed his culinary talents in Italy, before returning to Maine.