Ismail A. Samad is our new Executive Chef at Kitchen Porch!

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He aligns perfectly with all that Kitchen Porch stands for in the collaborate, sustainable world as we define together what that means and how we can make the world a better place through community and food!

He is a like-minded fell of mine: he loves to chat and plan with growers, foragers, purveyors, artisanal food producers and food organizations. His  menus are directly linked to social impact and sustainability. From food recovery efforts and local sourcing to food accessibility and food insecurity issues, his culinary artistry remains interwoven with a moral compass.

He came to us from the Daily Table, a nonprofit grocery store and cafe in Dorchester Massachusetts.  He is also the former Chef/Partner of The Gleanery a farm to table/nose to tail restaurant and bakery in Putney Vermont. The experience of partnering and gleaning from the local farms in Southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, added to the many inspirations that has contribute to his culinary repertoire. He painstakingly looks to collaborate with like-minded, growers, foragers, purveyors, producers and organizations and is proud of the fact that his menus are directly linked to social impact and sustainability. From food recovery efforts and local sourcing to food accessibility and food insecurity issues, his culinary artistry remains interwoven with his moral compass.  

Ismail is a founding member of Windham Farm and Food an aggregation and delivery service providing easy access to healthy food produced in the Windham County, featured in The Vermont Table Cookbook (countryman Press) and has held the Title of executive Chef of some of Vermont’s Top Rated restaurants. He at the age of twenty three, opened Crust and Crumbs Bakery and Cafe in Cleveland Ohio and has maintained ismailthechef.com as his personal chef service providing in home catering, private cooking lessons and special occasion tasting dinners. His Culinary influences and inspirations come from a myriad of sources including Tony Aiazi of Charlie Palmers Aureole in New York, Jonathan Benet of Moxie, The Restaurant in Beachwood Ohio and the local farms he has supported over 15 years of his early career. The fine palates and skills of his mother and siblings all contribute to his all inclusive style and his immense passion for creative cuisine.  

Ismail brings inspiration and fun to our kitchen. He has four gorgeous daughters and a wife and a cat and they are all living in Chilmark. You can see him walking  his girls to school or riding his bike from Chilmark to the Business Park in Edgartown. You may find him in the fields with Eric or Simone or Caitlin. You can speak to him by calling our kitchen anytime to plan a great menu! 508 645 5000.

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