It all comes down to you, the chef. After all is said and done, all of the care and attention that has been lavished upon these fine meats between the pasture and your kitchen is best left in your capable hands. We truly believe in the quality of these meats to inspire the chef and delight the diner, and that we have gathered the perfect raw materials for you to work your magic on.

We are always thrilled to meet our chefs, and gratified and impressed to experience the many innovative ways you discover to serve our superb meats. It is our pleasure to profile some of you—along with your imaginative ideas—here. If you would like to be considered as a Featured Chef on our site, please visit our Contact page.

Chef John Newman is a big fan of Pilot Brands’ signature Frenched rack at his restaurant Newmans at 988 in Midtown Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. One of the most popular items on his menu, Chef John says “I sell a ton of this Lamb and have had people coming back for it for years!” Each rack is marinated in Chef John’s absolutely delicious secret marinade before being served with a natural reduction sauce.

Opened in February 2006 Newmans at 988 is a French Italian Eatery with an intimate dining atmosphere enhanced by the music of legendary singers such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. “Simple Elegance” is the goal. Newmans at 988 was named “Restaurant of the Year” by the Daily Astorian in 2006 and continues to receive many culinary accolades.

Chef Newman attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York and was granted an internship at the Turtle Bay Hilton on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii. Once he graduated from school in 1990, he traveled to Europe to work. Coming back to his roots on the West Coast, he landed at the prestigious Silks Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco working under Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer. In 1995 he moved with his wife Sandy to the Oregon Coast where he worked as the Executive Chef for the Stephanie Inn Dining Room in Cannon Beach before opening Newmans at 988.

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