In 1993, Chef/Owner Kerry Altiero decided to open up a restaurant that was fueled by his passion for great food, multi-culture cuisines, his Italian heritage and Rockland, Maine. He and his family renovated the historic Owl Benevolent and Fraternal Club (an interesting story for another time) located at 15 Oak Street in the heart of downtown Rockland. The result was an edgy- yet intimate multi-cultural cuisine restaurant that has become a ritual for residents and visitors alike.
Chef Altiero oversees a large, seasonal and culturally diverse menu which features fresh local ingredients, house-made pastas, and their signature foccacia bread that is made daily in Café Miranda’s wood fired oven. At Café Miranda you don’t have to settle for the mundane – dinners range from the simple to a variety of adventurous dishes that delivers the punch and full potential of the ingredients. Chef Altiero was named the 2012 Maine Lobster Council Lobster Chef of the Year and was awarded the 2013 Harvest on the Harbor Top of the Crop – Best Farm To Table Restaurant. In 2014 Chef Kerry released his first cookbook Adventures in Comfort Food. Additionally, Chef Kerry is the co-host of NOSH, a VSTV food and cooking program.
Café Miranda practices sustainability and has been recognized as an Environmental Leader by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Vegetables come from Chef Altiero’s own Headacre Farm as well as other area farms while meats and seafood are sourced throughout the region.
34 Years in The Hospitality industry. Hotels to boutique restaurants. 22+ years as Chef/Owner at Cafe Miranda
Annunciation BVM primary school Cardinal Brennan High School