David Mallari, Chef/Owner
Chef Dave Mallari began his culinary adventures as a boy in his parent’s busy kitchen. The Asian cuisine he studied and
created during his early years taught him the distinct difference made by using only the freshest, most flavor-filled and
seasonal ingredients. Building upon his Asian-centered dishes and technique, the self-taught chef further grew his culinary
portfolio by including classic fare and technique from numerous other countries as well.
Chef Dave also leads his culinary team at his popular brunch and Filipino dinner restaurant The Sinful Kitchen.
Knowing that it's better to give than receive he routinely participates in New England and Maine-based charity and community
outreach projects. He also participates in various vocational career days at local Maine schools.
Chef Dave also has Celiac Disease and is VERY well versed in the preparation of gluten free options for you and/or your
Chris Garrou, Head Lechonero (Pit Master)
Chris got started in the kitchen about 27 years ago as a short order cook at a small dive bar. In his college years, circumstances led Chris to change to a position at a restaurant called “The Ale House,” where his passion for cooking caught fire. By the end of his first year there, he had risen to Sous Chef. His newfound passion led him to enroll in culinary school, and the rest is history!
Living in Portland for the past 10 or so years, Chris drowns inspiration from the endless possibilities presented by Portland’s diverse and explosive restaurant scene and explores this creativity at The Sinful Kitchen, The Pig Kahuna's sister restaurant.