Celebrity Chef cooking weekends at the White Barn Inn


This spring, the White Barn Inn, in Kennebunk, is offering guests the opportunity to share the kitchen with celebrity chefs from the Top Chef television series. Grand Relais &  Châteaux Chef Jonathan Cartwright (see 5 questions with Cartwright, here) has invited three chefs to participate, with one collaborating in the kitchen with Cartwright on each of three weekends.

April 12-14: Executive Chef Dale Talde, from Talde in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, who appeared in “Top Chef” Season 4 and “Top Chef All-Stars”

April 26-28: Executive Chef Manuel Trevino, Marble Lane at Dream Hotel, New York City, who appeared in Top Chef Season 4

May 3-5: Chef Kevin Sbraga, Sbraga in Philadelphia, Penn., winner of Top Chef Season 7

Want to rub elbows with these top toques? The 2013 Guest Chef series package includes:

• 2 nights deluxe accommodation
• Daily extended continental breakfast
• Afternoon teas with finger sandwiches, pastries and scones
• Welcome cocktail reception with Grand Chef Jonathan Cartwright and Guest Chef
• Cooking demonstration on Saturday morning at Keys To the Kitchen’s private beach house
• Optional hands-on class on Saturday afternoon
• A 9-course tasting menu for 2 at The White Barn Inn Restaurant on Saturday evening
• A signed cookbook
• Special White Barn Inn apron

Rate is $1,282 for two.


  1. Ms Newman, you may decide to dine with us at the White Barn Inn Restaurant during the Guest Chef Series at regular prices without any commitment to our Guest Chef Package. You may also like to participate in the two-hour hands-on cooking demonstration which includes Champagne and sampling. Limited amount of cooking demo spots are available at $65 per person.

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