2012 Maine All Star Lobster Chef of the Year (Two-time Winner)

Chef Mackenzie Arrington grew up in Boothbay, Maine and now lives and works in New York City. In 2009, Mackenzie graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and won the title of Maine Lobster Chef of the Year! He then served as chef ambassador for Maine in 2010,  taking third place in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans.

Mackenzie moved to New York to work as an assistant food and beverage manager for a Yacht Club. He returned to Maine for a summer to work with his mother Margaret Salt McLellan and Morrison’s Maine Course as a Research and Development Chef. He has also made multiple appearances as Morrison’s Maine Course’s QVC on-air spokesman.

Wanting to test himself in the most challenging kitchens in the world, Mackenzie traveled back to New York. He cooked his way up the latter in the kitchen at restaurateur David Chang’s newly opened Má Pêche, a momofuku restaurant in midtown Manhattan.

Recently wanting to take a break from the back of the house and learn more about the front of the house, Mackenzie has joined Chef Andrew Carmellini’s The Dutch in New York and is enjoying working his way through the front of house.

GetMaineLobster.com is excited to have a talent like Mac on the GML team! Checkout Mac’s Recipes >>