About Chef John Bickerstaff
John has worked in the field of culinary arts throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for the past 39 years and has honed his skills at many fine-dining establishments during that time. He started out in the local area, working at the Stage Neck Inn, the York Harbor Inn and Arrows Restaurant. He then joined a friend’s catering business, A Moveable Feast, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and from there spent a decade as head baker at Cafe´ Brioche in Portsmouth. John also spent two years as a baker at Beach Pea Baking Co., in Kittery, Maine. For the past 15 years, he has served as a culinary arts instructor at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in Hathorne, Massachusetts. Most recently, John has shared his talents with Stonewall Kitchen as our lead prep cook and now as our full time in-house chef. In his classes, he hopes to pass along techniques, knowledge and insights that professionals can use to create incredible dishes. John is also the proud father of four grown children.