Chef Alex Grant's

Big Cat's

Event Center and Catering

(207) 504-4562

About Big Cat’s

Alex & Betsey Grant

Chef Alex Grant & Betsey Grant.
Photo: Fire Chicks Photography.

Chef Alex Grant

Food has been a passion of Chef Alex Grant since he started cooking with his dad at the age of five. Alex has studied food preparation throughout his life and has cooked professionally for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Providence Rhode Island where he graduated with honors while also being a student athlete.

Alex feels privileged to have worked under some extraordinary Chefs, increasing his knowledge until the opportunity arose to pursue one of his true passions – teaching. Alex wrote the culinary arts curriculum for Machias High School and established the culinary arts program. After that, he went on to teach at the college level at Washington County Tech College in Calais.

At the age of 21, Alex took a small business loan and leased his first restaurant, later opening. The Seafarer’s Wife in Jonesport. He has also designed two independent restaurants, including the Clubhouse Bar and Grille in Rockport.

Alex’s wife Betsey runs Big Cat’s bartending services providing bartenders and servers for any occasion.

Big Cats Event Center, Catering and Restaurant are a dream come true for the Grants! They would love to make your dreams come true at your next event or special celebration.

  • Great location for a holiday party

    Chef Alex Grant hosted our company Christmas Party at his event center on the Bar Harbor Road. The staff was professional, the location was convenient with plenty of parking, the decorations were lovely and the food was excellent. Thank you, Big Cat's Catering!

    Terry Carlisle General Manager The Ellswort American & Mount Desert Islander