Chef Montes has been calling Maine home for over 24 years. At the age of 16, he had his first experience in the kitchen as a dishwasher. He then became an apprentice to a sous chef in Chicago, where he fell in love with the art of cooking. His favorite dishes to prepare include seafood. Fortunately, life in Maine provides endless opportunities for Montes to create these dishes, using the endless supply of fresh Maine seafood.