Chef Barry Maiden began work in professional kitchens at a young age in and around his home town of Abingdon, Virginia. Early in his career, Chef Maiden worked alongside Emile Labrousse, renowned French chef and teacher, in Nashville, Tennessee. Chef Maiden’s innate need to learn and grow along with his commitment to sustainable food practices drew him to work with Chef-Owner Michael Leviton at Lumière, as Chef de Cuisine. Maiden's five year stint at Lumière was the final step before opening his own kitchen in 2008, Hungry Mother in Cambridge, MA.  He was quickly named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2009 and in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious James Beard Award of “Best Chef Northeast.” Currently, Chef Maiden is a core instructor of Boston University’s culinary arts program and the Culinary Director of Future Chefs, a non-profit organization using culinary pathways to prepare teens for successful life and work after high school.