Ben Prescott will be bartending and serving at Thistle Pig:
I have been working in restaurants since I was 16 and have spent the majority of my time in the Front of the House. I have spent time working at Jumpin' Jays, The RiverHouse, When Pigs Fly and I also managed at Dos Amigos and Upper Crust. I also was a co- owner with my father and brother at Noel's Café in the Kittery outlets. I enjoy the front of house and especially bartending because of the interaction with guests and sharing my passion for food and drink, and I one day hope to open a restaurant of my own. I've always tried to put myself in my customers' shoes and give the same service that I would want if I were them. Going out to eat should be an experience and a way to get away from it all, even if it's just for an hour or two. I am very much looking forward to working with and learning from Jen and her experiences and continuing to work with Ben. I do also mix a mean margarita!
Rachel Forrest is the food writer and restaurant critic for The Portsmouth Herald, Seacoast Online and many other publications. She is the co-author of Maine Classics with James Beard Award winning chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier.