Saturday, October 23, 2010

2010 Lobster Chef of the Year

2010 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Crowned!

Chef Kelly Patrick Farrin - Azure Café, Freeport

Chef Kelly Patrick Farrin - Azure Café, FreeportHerb Grilled Maine Lobster Tail on Arugula with Chive Ricotta  Gnocchi & Corn Milk
Download winning recipe here...

A strong desire to succeed, matched by a true passion for food, motivates the charismatic 27-year old Chef Kelly Patrick Farrin.  Chef Farrin began his mission for the best in culinary arts at age 18 in a small kitchen in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  He cooked breakfast for the locals and was inspired to a career in the art of food.
Chef Farrin was educated at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Essex, Vermont and earned an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts in 2008.  NECI gave Chef Farrin intense personal attention from world class Chefs and prepared him to master the culinary field. 

After earning his degree, Chef Farrin packed his bags and moved to Key West, Florida to work under Chef Timothy Pierre Labonte at the Hot Tin Roof on Ocean Key Resort. Here, Farrin served as lead line cook on a menu indicative of the many flavor influences of South Florida.

In 2009, Chef Farrin returned home to Boothbay Harbor, Maine as Sous Chef for the Rocktide Inn. His excitement for fresh local seafood & his modern take on recipes helped the Rocktide grow in popularity. 

In early 2010, Chef Farrin joined the team at Azure in Freeport, Maine working under Executive Chef Christopher Bassett.  At Azure, Chef Farrin uses Maine’s best ingredients to prepare flavorful and creative Italian cuisine.  In his free time, he heads to the Maine coast for a little competitive sailing.  He lives in South Freeport where he can continue to indulge himself in his love for the sea.  

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