Q&A With Portland Maine’s Petite Jacqueline’s Sous Chef Cody Finch

Q: Where did you learn to cook? A: I learned to cook in restaurants.

Q: What was it in life that made you decide you wanted to be a cook? A: I fell in love with the rush of a busy service and the feeling you get once you’ve created something delicious.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to prepare? My favorite thing to cook would have to be duck, from breaking down the birds to all the ways you can cook the breast and legs.

- Cody Finch

 Be ready to work hard. It will pay off even when you think it won’t.

Q: Any big culinary plans for the future? A: My big culinary plan for the future is to open my own American fine dining restaurant.



Petite Jacqueline

Petite Jacqueline is a bustling bistro located in Portland’s historic Old Port, providing wholesome, classic French fare in an inviting and lively setting. Our delicious and approachable food easily pairs with the unique wine and cocktail list at an affordable price. Sante!



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