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.

  • June 19, 2024

    We had Big Cats cater our entire 180 person wedding, and we could not be happier with them. They were super flexible and easy to work with, and able to navigate all our guests' allergies and dietary restrictions gracefully. The food was, and I can't stress this enough, FANTASTIC. Don't count this as a single 5 star review, count it as 180 5 star reviews, because literally everyone was raving about how good the dinner was. Thank you so much Big Cats! Our special day couldn't have happened without you, and we wish your business the very best going forward.

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