Chef / Owner
Mitchell Maxwell, Owner and Executive Chef of Maxwells 148, has a passion
for cooking Asian and Italian foods. As such his restaurant boasts his
creations in both cuisines.
Maxwell, whose cooking credits include South Beach Brasserie in South
Beach Miami with partner Michael Caine, Follia in Miami Beach, Florida,
Baci in Honolulu, and Between the Bread Ltd. in New York, is making his
mark in Boston's metro west.
Maxwell's influences come from all over the world as he has been traveling
the globe since graduating from Northeastern University. It is from these
experiences where his creativity shines on his menus. Maxwell's interest
for cooking ignited at a very young age by watching Julia Child and Graham
Kerr on television with his family. Working in the restaurant industry
since the age of thirteen paired with his love for travel has allowed him
to work in kitchens throughout Honolulu, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia,
and Singapore learning as much as possible about the different cuisines
indigenous to each area. Through Maxwell's exposure and strong influences
in these different cultures, his zeal for Asian cuisine was born. Maxwell
also has had influences from Italy, learning local techniques from the
inside out while training with chefs from the Friuli region of Italy while
in Hawaii. It was here while training with Persian chefs where his cooking
took on a new dimension – his utter love for all things Asian AND Italian.
As so the inspiration of Maxwells 148 menu was born – offering both these
cuisines – not fused, but side by side.
This passion led him to open Maxwells 148 in Natick, MA with the goal
of bringing fine dining past the city.
Maxwell has developed close ties with New England's fishing and farming
communities. Staunchly refusing to use ingredients that have been genetically
modified or engineered, Maxwell has searched the globe for the freshest
and truest ingredients. Whether it is flown overnight from Hawaii or delivered
by the butcher the day after it is received from the farm, its fresh, free
of hormones and ready to serve.