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The Team Behind Our Fine Dining in Newport, RI

Experience the creative team responsible for our fine dining in Newport, RI at Cara

The Executive Chef

In his dual-role as Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage, Chef Matthew Voskuil manages The Chanler's fine dining restaurant, Cara and the more casual culinary outlets that can be found on property. Using his 25+ years of experience, Voskuil enhances one of New England's most engaging dining experiences with a creative, contemporary approach that considers both place and time. While seasonal fare continues to be a focus for Cara, Voskuil uses French, Italian and Spanish influences to present a menu as distinct as The Chanler's 20 uniquely designed guest rooms. Drawing inspiration from the hotel's décor, location, amenities and service, Voskuil transforms even the most basic ingredients into extraordinary modern American cuisine that supports and embodies the renowned Chanler experience.

The Culinary Team

The culinary team at Cara is comprised of a talented group of professionals who have a strong desire to thrive in the kitchen. Many choose to join the team due to Cara's strong reputation for teaching, and many are eager to work with our unique Bonnet stove- the perfect tool for classic French preparation. At Cara, we use only the best tools and equipment, along with the freshest, local, and often rare ingredients. Being that our cuisine is always prepared from scratch, younger staff members are given the opportunity to constantly challenge themselves and develop new skills, and with our staff rotating positions seasonally, they exercise all knowledge and perfect their own skills in every way. As a result, everyone in our kitchen is working toward reaching new goals while also working together to prepare some of New England's finest cuisine.

Make a reservation today or contact us for more information to delight in our mouthwatering starters, entrées, desserts and cocktails and experience one of the best Newport, Rhode Island restaurants.