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Growing up in Charleston in a Greek family, delicious food has always been a priority to chef Jennifer Banis. During her work experience in high-end restaurants, Jennifer worked in both the front of the house as server, dining room manager and events planner, and in the back of the house as line cook and garde manger. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and later attending the Atlantic Culinary Academy’s Cordon Blue program, Jennifer honed in her passion for cooking to catering/events planning. After working for a well-reputed, high volume catering company and as a private chef, Jennifer started 111 Maine in November of 2005.

She has gained a great deal of experience catering events throughout the midcoast at many different venues, some of which include:

  • Maine Maritime Museum
  • Rockport Opera House
  • Megunticook Golf Club
  • Squirrel Island Club
  • Bath Senior Center
  • Orrs-Bailey Yacht Club
  • Great Island Yacht Club
  • Mere Point Yacht Club
  • Audobon Society
  • And many private residences
  • Camden Snow Bowl
  • Ocean Gateway Terminal
  • Inn on Park Row

She has worked on a variety of different events including:

  • Weddings
  • Graduation Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Fund Raisers
  • Festivals
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Corporate Promotional Events
  • College and School Events

Other professional experiences include:

  • Recipe development
  • Guest lecturer
  • Co-originator of The Taste of Brunswick
Chef Jennifer Banis

Jennifer Banis - Chef/Owner