Chef David Turin
Chef David Turin has been using his culinary skills to please the palates of thousands of diners for more than 25 years. As Chef/Owner of David’s KPT in Kennebunkport, David’s Monument Square and David’s Opus Ten in Portland, and David’s 388 in South Portland, he has become an iconic fixture in Maine’s vibrant restaurant scene.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Chef Turin is always developing new dishes that focus on fresh local ingredients. The lack of pretension in Chef Turin’s food and restaurants invites guests to experience a sense of familiar welcome while enjoying their impeccably prepared meals.
Over the years, Chef Turin has earned numerous awards and accolades. He was named Chef of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association in 2012, and has garnered 4.5 star reviews from the Maine Sunday Telegram. In 2016 he was honored with the Golden Toque by the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque—a group of dedicated chefs who have joined together in a fraternal educational, not-for-profit organization that pursues excellence in the culinary profession and nurtures the dreams of aspiring young chefs who want to excel as restaurant professionals.
A strong advocate for the community, Chef David Turin believes in giving back and volunteers his skills at charitable events and special functions as often as his schedule permits.
He appears regularly on WCSH Channel 6 evening news magazine show “207” as a guest chef, and when he’s not working the line or creating new recipes, he can be found on his surfboard riding the waves of Maine.
In the Press
207: David Turin — “Dead Fish to Starboard” | April 2017