David Turin is chef and owner of David's Restaurants: David's Monument Square and David’s Opus Ten in Portland, Maine, and David's 388 in South Portland, Maine. Each of the restaurants is known for recognizable and imaginative flavor combinations showcasing fresh, quality ingredients with an eye to the season. David was Portland Maine “Best Chef” of 2019, Honorable Order of the Golden Toque in 2016 and the 2012 Maine Chef of the Year. David's 388 received 4 ½ stars in a 2012 Maine Sunday Telegram review, calling it “home to one of the finest high end casual dining menus in greater Portland.” Food critic John Golden called Opus Ten’s tasting menu a “show-stopper … of exquisitely complex preparations meant to wow, which they did, and tantalize, mission accomplished.” David has owned and operated twelve of his own restaurants for 40 years. Chef David’s honors and highlights include cooking a dinner at the James Beard House in 2014, cooking multiple dinners for US Presidents, senators, congress members, fundraising events for many important causes as well as Barbra Bush’s 90th birthday dinner.
When he’s not in the restaurant cooking, Chef David can be found mentoring student culinarians or be spotted pursuing his other passion, surfing.