Executive Chef Christian Bassett
Chef Christian Bassett is the Executive Chef at The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern. His dedication to superior food quality combined with his commitment to exquisite guest experiences, has earned him a loyal following in the greater Portland area. Known for his fusion techniques and full “from scratch” philosophy, Chef Bassett has introduced regional, modern American cuisine to the Tavern’s menu and brought exciting flavors to Brunswick.
After attending Southern Maine Community College Culinary Arts, Chef Bassett perfected his style during stints as Executive Chef for esteemed restaurants including Rustler’s Steakhouse in Windham, Bon Appetit at St Joseph’s College – and most recently – Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie in Portland. A favorite at Maine Restaurant Week, he was crowned Spirit Quest winner in 2017 and runner up in 2018 and 2016. Chef Bassett is Servsafe Certified and is a frequent guest on local television shows including 207 and Morning Menu.
Chef Bassett is a devoted husband to his wife, Nicky, and father to his 11-year-old son, Lucian. When he’s not creating culinary masterpieces or spending quality time with his family, he enjoys sampling fine Bourbons and craft beer and participating in outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing, and running. An advocate for giving back to the community, Chef Bassett has volunteered his time by performing guest chef stints at The Ronald McDonald House and Cooking Matters.