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Tom Palmer, General Manager of the Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites, is proud to announce the appointment of Carmen Montes as Food and Beverage Director and Arturo Montes as the Executive Chef to our award winning staff.
Since 1992, the Montes’ have built their business, Montes International Catering, into a staple of the greater Bangor culinary scene. Their café is located on Columbia St. in Bangor and they have catered events throughout eastern Maine with distinction.
Prior to their arrival in Bangor, Carmen and Arturo both worked for Hilton Hotels in Chicago. Carmen, a silver medalist in the International Chef Olympics, is a Garde Manger Chef and a Pastry Chef. Arturo trained under two master chefs and specializes in Saucier. As a banquet chef for Hilton, he prepared meals for up to 5000 people. Both are members of the ACF New England and they bring over 50 years experience and expertise to the Black Bear Inn. Arturo Montes is also the Executive Chef at the Looking Glass Restaurant in Bar Harbor which is also a Lafayette Hotel property.
Tom Palmer/General Manager/Partner Lafayette Hotels