Josh Berry Union Restaurant

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.


The Spirit of Maine

A celebration on the Kennebunk River embracing the Spirit of Maine!

This big dance party, with great food and drink, features Maine’s top chefs preparing an array of fresh, local dishes complimented by wine, beer, and spirits. If you can make it to one event,this is IT!

Hosted by Chef David Turin and Wallace Events

Featured Chefs

David Turin – David’s Restaurants

Norm Hebert – Bintliff’s Ogunquit

Daniel Dumont – The Farm at Eastman’s Corner

Josh Berry – Union at the Press Hotel

Harding Lee Smith – The Rooms Restaurants

German Lucarelli – Ports of Italy

There is no parking available on site for this event.

Trolley service will run continuously from the Consolidated School parking lot at 25 School Street to the event beginning at 5:45 pm.

Sponsor: Gagne & Son