IN THE COMMUNITY

As a private chef on Martha's Vineyard I am committed to spreading good food throughout the community. By working with local businesses here I have been recognized by some of the most notable organizations on the Island. I have also proudly donated my time and services to some of the most important programs that help support this Island I call home.

 
 
Photo by Jeanna Shepard

Photo by Jeanna Shepard

THE VINEYARD GAZETTE - The Food Minded Fellow's Field of Dreams

The Vineyard Gazette has been reporting on local news on Martha's Vineyard since 1846. Food columnist and cookbook author Susie Middleton recently took the time to meet with me at North Tabor Farm in Chilmark, to hear about how I came to the Island and my journey to becoming a private chef.

 
Photo by Sam Moore

Photo by Sam Moore

MV TIMES - MEET A FOOD-MINDED FELLOW, PRIVATE CHEF GAVIN SMITH

Food writer and MV Wine Fest co-founder Marnely Murray interviewed me for a look at how I began my business and what it takes to be a private chef on Martha's Vineyard.

 
Photo by Randi Baird 

Photo by Randi Baird 

MV TIMES - DISCOVERING GOOD WINE ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Since 2016 I have been involved with the MV Wine Fest, an annual event that brings together wine and food lovers. During MV Wine Fest I have participated in culinary events and prepared delicious, intimate dinners. This article highlights the various ways you can enjoy good wine on Martha's Vineyard, including my participation in MV Wine Fest 2017.

 
Photo courtesy FARM. FIELD. SEA.

Photo courtesy FARM. FIELD. SEA.

CULINARY TOURS WITH FARM. FIELD. SEA. 

This year I'll be partnering with FARM. FIELD. SEA., a series of Island culinary adventures that showcase the authentic produce, dairy and shellfish farms, fishing villages and historic sites across the Island. 

 
Photo courtesy Martha's Vineyard Community Services 

Photo courtesy Martha's Vineyard Community Services 

POSSIBLE DREAMS AUCTION - MARTHA'S VINEYARD COMMUNITY SERVICES

Despite the wealth and luxury associated with Martha's Vineyard the population is one of the poorest in the state and has one of the highest incidences of mental health and substance abuse. Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) provides a wide variety of programs that nearly half of the Island's year round population depend on. For the past two years I have donated my services to the Possible Dreams Auction, the largest annual fundraiser for MVCS that raises thousands of dollars to ensure the sustainability of the programs offered by this incredible organization. 

 
Photo by Margaret Duke, courtesy of the MV Times

Photo by Margaret Duke, courtesy of the MV Times

VINEYARD COMMITTEE ON HUNGER

On a beautiful Island like Martha’s Vineyard, where people flock to find rest and relaxation, it's hard to imagine that people struggle with real hardships like putting food on the table. The Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH) is an educational, advocacy, and fundraising group that promotes hunger awareness and supports Islanders in need of the basic necessity of food. The VCOH supports the Island Food Pantry, Serving Hands Food Distribution, Family to Family Holiday Meals, and Meals on Wheels programs. This year I am proud to be involved with the VCOH and look forward to enlisting my services to better help the need of the local community.