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Chef Bonsey

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Executive Chef Gerald Bonsey CEC, AAC is accredited by the American Culinary Federation, an organization noted for promoting the industry through education and is one of only a few hundred Chefs selected for the American Academy of Chefs

Chef Bonsey is a charter member of the local ACF Piscataqua Chapter, having held various offices for 12 years. Bonsey has received numerous awards and recognition such as Chapter Chef Of the Year, National Presidential Medallion, Nomination for The Northeast Chef Of The Year, and The Chairman Of The Board Award. He was inducted into the honor society of the American Culinary Federation's American Academy of Chefs, in 1997. He has served as the Chair for The 5 ACF Chapters Of NH Annual Culinary Competition, and also on the advisory boards of The Exeter, NH School Of Technology, University of New Hampshire, Thompson School and York County Community College.

Chef Bonsey has been recognized as one of the top chefs in Maine by Portland Magazine. The York Harbor Inn's menu has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Gourmet, Taste, and countless other fine food publications. Country Living Magazine has featured York Harbor Inn as "Inn of the Month," mentioning the Inn's Ship's Cellar Pub as "great for a casual lunch or dinner."

Some of Chef Bonsey's unique menu items that have brought accolades from food critics include the Lobster Stuffed Breast Of Chicken, Seafood Martini, the Lobster Avocado Salad, and The Yorkshire Lobster Supreme. Chef Bonsey is frequently updating his menu from elegantly prepared lobster dishes and quality meats with accompanying sauces, to casual but always fresh fare.

Chef Bonsey, CEC, grew up in Hampton, NH and attended Johnson & Wales University for Culinary Arts. He has made his home in Cape Neddick, Maine, for the past 12 years. "I love the seacoast, for its coastal beauty and obviously for its bounty of wonderfully fresh ingredients for my dishes," said Bonsey. He even shares some of his recipes for signature dishes here.

Chef Bonsey Recipes