Cooking has become a lifelong passion for Chef Frank Giglio and shows through all of his culinary offerings. As an independent chef outside of the restaurant industry, he is better equipped to meet the needs of his customer base here in Maine, across the United States, and abroad. From small-intimate dinner parties to larger events, Frank’s ability to weave his unique locally sourced cuisine be seen in all of his creations. Chef Frank brings forth his passion for foraging, food preservation, and a connection to many local farmers and food producers, separating himself from the rest.

Recipe Development

Do you want to write a cookbook? With over 20 years in the food industry, I draw from a wide range of culinary experiences to create delicious recipes for your first or next cookbook. Taking a farm-to-table approach to recipe development, I work with the seasons and the many regions of the world to craft recipes that are approachable, using ingredients that are widely accessible to all.  

Let's discuss your goals and vision for your book or menu. From there I will work with you to see your vision come to reality. From the initial Mind Map, to the final editing process, I work with you and your company to put together an award winning collection of recipes!

Past Work:

Hungry For Change by James Colquhoun + Laurentine Ten Bosch (2012)

Clean Eats by Dr. Alejandro Junger (2014 NY Times Best Seller)

Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman (2016)

Food (What the Heck Should I Eat) by Dr. Mark Hyman (2018 NY Times Best Seller) 

Private Dinner Parties

Looking to bring a restaurant quality meal to your home? I love having the opportunity to cook for others, especially in their homes, where you can relax and enjoy your company without needing to stress over the food and service. Whether a causal family get together or a intimate dinner party, I shine when I get to cook in such a personal manner. After crafting a menu based on your dietary needs and seasonal availability, I take care of all the shopping and advanced prep work. I'll even choose the wine if you'd like or whip up a specialized cocktail for you and your friends to enjoy. On the day of the party I slip into your kitchen a few hours before your guests arrive and get cooking. 

By the time your guests arrive at the door, your home will be filled with enticing aromas. Without having to worry about the food, you can enjoy cocktails and light snacks while I put the finishing touches on the first course. Once ready, I plate and serve each course. Hey, I'll even describe each dish if you'd like! Once the desserts are served, tidy up the kitchen and head out, leaving you to enjoy the remainder of the night without having a dish to wash up afterward. 

In House Cooking + Consulting

Do you have a full schedule and struggling to create the food you wish to eat? Allow me to jump in and provide you with nutrient dense meals at the ready for you and your family to enjoy throughout the week. Frank’s ability to plan, shop, and prepare a wide range of meals, dips, condiments, and sauces, will help keep you nourished day to day.

Shoot me a message above through the contact form and lets set up a time to chat about your needs and desires.