Josh Berry, executive chef of Union Restaurant at the Press Hotel in Portland, has been named 2017 Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association.

Berry will be feted at the group’s annual banquet on March 28 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland’ along with the association’s other honorees. Jonathan West of Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit will be Restaurateur of the Year.

Berry will be cooking at the James Beard House in New York City March 22. The theme of the dinner, which is nearly sold out, is “Modern Maine.”

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