Chef + Friends

We are fortunate to have access to an incredible range of talented chefs from Portland, Boston, NYC and DC, and adding new chefs everyday.

Stay At Mirabelle

What’s Happening at Mirabelle

The Chefs

Shannon Bard

Shannon Bard is New England’s wonder woman! Innovative chef and restaurateur, head instructor of Mirabelle House, competitor, wife, and mother of four.

With features in Bon Appetit Magazine, Maine Magazine, DownEast Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, and Portland Magazine, it’s no wonder she has two top restaurants, Zapoteca in Portland, ME and Mixteca in Durham, NH.

Besides authentic and innovative Mexican cuisine, Chef Bard is a master of of French, Spanish, Italian, American and all things seafood.

Michele Ragussis

Michele is a celebrity chef who hails from New England. She has appeared on Chopped, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Next Food Network Star, and Food Fighters.

Her expertise is in Italian, Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish cuisine. Michele has cooked in New York City, Maine, and currently serves as the Executive chef at Central House at The Crown in Provincetown Massachusetts on Commercial St.

Cara Stadler

Cara grew up making Shanghainese classics but her training is far more global. Working in kitchens from Berkeley to Paris to Versailles to Singapore, her strive for the perfect bite has been achieved all over the world.

After returning to the US in 2011, Cara opened Tao Yuan in Brunswick, Maine with her mother and as the chef owner, she’s bringing contemporary Asian fusion to the coast of Vacationland.

Our Friends

Bar Harbor Foods

Brown Trading Company

Vena's Fizz House

Stonewall Kitchen

Sea Bags

Barney Butter

Niman Ranch

D'Artagnan Foods

Backyard Farms

Herradura Tequila


What if I'm allergic to something the chef is making?

Email us your allergies in advance and we can ensure to avoid your allergies and still have you take part in the whole class.

What if I hurt myself during a class?

We have an on site medic and first aid kit on hand should you need medical attention as well as transportation to a medical facility should you require.

Can I purchase any of the ingredients purchased or used in the class?

It there is a special product you’d like to take home, please let our Mirabelle staff know and we can arrange to take you to the store or show you how to purchase online.