Chefs and Restaurants

How Jesse Souza Got Creative with Staffing in Rural Maine

Sean Kenniff

Coming home isn’t always easy. For Jesse Souza, executive chef of the Lockwood Hotel in Waterville, Maine, moving his family from Seattle to the rural interior of his home state was the easy part. 

“I grew up in Bangor, but my parents are from the South Shore of Massachusetts. I don’t have a Maine accent. I don’t snowmobile. I grew up as an outsider. I learned,...