Chef La Mason


Chris Smith

Globally inspired locally sourced

About Chef La

    Chef La Mason has worked in kitchens for most of her life. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2009. Through the Institute’s rigorous culinary program she earned a five month externship at John Besh’s flagship Restaurant August in New Orleans, LA where she was offered a job in his restaurant group upon graduation.

     In 2011, Chef Besh sent Chef La to represent the Besh Restaurant Group at the Château de Montcaud in Provence, France under Chef Bernard Guillot. Upon returning from France she founded Fête, a farm-to-table, catering & gourmet meal service business tailored to her clients’ diet and lifestyle in the city of New Orleans.

    Chef La returned full time to Maine in the summer of 2016 to create vibrant food experiences in the community she grew up in. Multi course tasting menus, cocktail parties and farm dinners.


About Chris Smith


Chris smith has been working in retail and hospitality for his whole career. Beginning working in restaurants as a teen, he attended a vocational high school for culinary arts and got a BA in business management at the University of southern Maine. He spent the next 30 years working in both food and hospitality management, managing a Boston travel company in Mexico, Aruba and the Caribbean. He then went on to open a cakes to go business, before moving back to his home state of Maine to continue to work his magic in the hospitality field. Chef La and Chris met while Chris was the assistant Inn keeper at the historic Blue Hill Inn.  Their instant connection over food and hospitality inspired them to become creative partners and take Fête to the next level.

Up and coming special events 


Fall 2019 event schedule


Come enjoy exceptional hospitality and the culinary bounty of coastal Maine

with Chef La Mason and Chris Smith

Presenting dining experiences in unique venues


Compass Rose book store - Castine Maine

Five course tasting dinner with wine pairing

One seating at 6:30 pm $125 wine, tax and tip included 

Reserve and pay in advance  (207) 326-5034  


Brooklin General Store- Brooklin Maine

Globally inspired locally sourced 

Schedule coming soon!


*18th Edible island event @Aragosta Deer Isle


27th Compass Rose Book Store




16th Compass Rose Book Store  Castine


*19th Mainescape's harvest festival Blue Hill



13th Compass Rose Book Store  Castine



4th Compass Rose Book Store  



18th Compass Rose Book Store Castine

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