Christoper Gould

Chef, Owner
Christoper Gould

Portland

About Christoper Gould

Chris and Paige Gould, the husband and wife team that operates Central Provisions in Portland Maine, started working in restaurants at the age of 15 and both knew right away it was what they wanted to do forever. Chris was formerly the sous chef at Coppa and the chef de cuisine at Uni Sashimi Bar, and Paige was a cook at Clio and Toro, all in Boston. Chris grew up in Bethel, and the couple had been visiting Portland’s thriving food scene for years, so moving north seemed like the right fit. In the winter of 2014, they opened Central Provisions in the heart of the Old Port. In their first year, they were hugely successful. They were warmly greeted by the neighborhood, busy every night and, to the couple’s surprise, they were nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant. Chris and Paige are hard at work in their restaurant, but still participate in charity events that support the community that welcomed them, such as Good Shepherd Food Bank, Cooking Matters Maine, and the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

At My Venues

drink all of the good stuff, bang-bang-bang
$$, Happy Hour, Full Bar, Restaurant, Downtown
"Quick jaunt to Portland to see my bud @chazzarama off! We are and drank all of the good stuff, bang-bang-bang (@mdiicecream @eventideoysterco @_centralprovisions_ ), then I discovered @micuccigrocery on the way out of town and ended sweetly with a pretty great sfogliatelle."
Il Moto Cocktail
$$, Outdoor Seating, Italian, Back Cove
"Il Moto from our opening menu. My favorite @amaromonte cocktail I've served at this bar. 1oz #amaromontenegro 1oz Cocchi di Torino .25oz Marquis de Saint-Loup Calvados 2dsh Fee Plum Bitters Lemon Peel Nom nom nom #cocktails #amaro #amari #stirred #portland #maine #tipo #00 #centralprovisions #ftp #barlife #cotd"
At my venues
Fig Pizza
$$, Outdoor Seating, Italian, Back Cove
"Had a blast, thank you @tipomaine for having us. 🔥❤️ @piccolomaine @chavalmaine #portlandmaine #friends #grateful #pizza"
Wood-roasted Lamb Belly Pizza
$$, Outdoor Seating, Italian, Back Cove
"Thank you @tipomaine and @mikeyfrommaine for having us over to your place for a super fun pizza party 🍕!! And thank you @eatingportlandalive for eating our pizza and for 📸 this beautiful photo!! Wood roasted lamb belly, charred spring peas, pickled spring onion, smoked mozzarella, basil, mint and good olive oil ..#thepurplehouse #woodfired #pizzaaltaglio #ouichef"