Steve Corry began his culinary career as a Brewmaster at several breweries in Northern California. In 1999 he attended the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont. After graduating with distinction in 2001, he returned to California to work at the fine-dining landmark, Domaine Chandon, in Napa Valley. Just before opening 555, he served as the sous chef at Grissini in Kennebunk (part of the White Barn Inn Corporation). Since the inception of 555, Chef Steve has received many accolades such as Food and Wine's Best New Chef of 2007 and 2011 Chef of the Year from the Maine Restaurant Association. In March 2011, Steve and his wife Michelle opened their second establishment, Petite Jacqueline, also in Portland.