Chef Ali Waks Adams
Executive Chef, The Brunswick Inn, Brunswick ME
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A native New Yorker, Ali fell in love with Maine on her first visit, and since moving to here in 2014, after 15 years in Philadelphia, where she was a fixture in the restaurant business, she has immersed herself in the local Maine food scene, reveling in its quality and abundance.
At the Brunswick Inn Ali creates and executes menus for a multitude of special events from weddings to graduation dinners, baby showers to celebrations of life. In 2016 she spearheaded the popular Tuesday Nights Plat Du Jour Dinners, a 3 course fixed price weekly food event, at The Brunswick Inn, which is open to the public and features an ever changing menu of local, seasonal foods.
She is the Producer and Chef/Partner of Butter+Salt Pop Up along with food writer/chef Christine Burns Rudalevige. She can also be found behind the stove at The Robinhood Free Meetinghouse, creating collaborative music dinners with The Arbitare Project, a classical music duo, Maine seafood dinners with The Maine Fisherman’s Association, as well as a few select events, such as their upcoming BIG NIGHT dinner, recreating the dinner from the beloved movie.
Ali has appeared on The 207 Show, WMPG Radio Food Stories, and Good Day Philadelphia. Her recipes have been featured in Food52, The Jewish Exponent, The Forward, self.com, The Portland Press Herald, The Bangor Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and she’s been featured in The Portland Phoenix, The Times Record, Meal Ticket, Cooking Channel TV.com, Philadelphia Magazine, Maine Women Magazine, and AAA New England Magazine.
She lives in Brunswick with her husband, 2 cats and 2 birds and has recently become a member of the New England Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier.