Meet Chef Joel Souza

We are thrilled to welcome Joel Souza to the Old Vines family! 

Born in Portsmouth, NH and now a resident of Kennebunk, Joel graduated from New England Culinary Institute and gained experience at several New England restaurants. In 2011, he was appointed the youngest ever sous chef at the stalwart Colonial Inn in Concord, MA.

Joel is a passionate teacher and mentor. As beverage director at David’s KPT and sister facility, Table, Joel oversaw all beverage operations and hosted many mixology classes and special events.

As we prepare to open for the season on 2/10, Joel will take lead in our newly expanded kitchen where he and his team continue many of the exciting changes we began last year. You’ll see his enthusiasm and creativity expressed in new menu items and specials.

Welcome aboard, Joel!

Jon Ellms

Old Vines Wine Bar, 173 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME, 04043, United States