Chef's CornerExecutive Chef Gil Plaster
BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood
Executive Chef Gil Plaster offers over 15 years of experience to BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood. With a culinary background rooted in both the north and southeastern regions of the country, he brings a fresh perspective to the kitchen with an impressive seasonal menu that highlights Maine's bounty of fresh seafood and local ingredients.
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Chef Plaster developed an appreciation for continental cuisine at the age of 15 while working at restaurants in high school. He loved the rush of working in a professional kitchen and knew he wanted to be a chef.
Gil first honed his skills in a variety of Maine restaurants including The Inn at Peak's Island and White Cap Lodge. He also worked alongside celebrated Maine chef Christian Gordon who served as a mentor and taught him the critical aspects of managing a successful kitchen. Following his time in Maine, Plaster returned to Florida where he served as Chef de Cuisine for Miami hotspots LuLu in the Grove and Green Street Café and as Executive Chef at the acclaimed Shula's 347 operated by Miami's prestigious Grove Bay Hospitality Group.
Now at BlueFin, Gil has captured the true essence of Maine cuisine with technique and culinary flare. His thoughtfully crafted menu highlights an inventive variety of recipes that celebrate both local seafood and fresh seasonal ingredients creating a more refined dining experience for both locals and tourists alike.