Maxwell’s Restaurant Ottawa

The award-winning culinary team at Maxwell’s has established our kitchen as a distinctive culinary destination. Their knowledge and experience of worldly flavours, local ingredients and unique culinary techniques, has garnered numerous raves from discerning visitors and locals alike.

Our Chef Johnny Scratch, to know him is to love him! With his love for music and his booming voice one cannot mistake the true talent of which is the self-made chef. Johnny happily rests his fedora at Maxwell’s Bistro as the Executive Chef. He started as Sous Chef in 2002, under the mentorship of Danny Dawson, Maxwell’s long time Executive Chef. Johnny rose to the position of Maxwell’s Executive chef in 2009, with his unique style of self-learning, earned skills from past mentors, and his constant research. His style is Continental meets French provincial with a Johnny Scratch twist. He is passionate not only for the food he plates but the establishment he works for. He is kind hearted, strong willed and a joy to be around. And he welcomes you to Maxwell’s Bistro.

Chris Blais is the Owner and General Manager at Maxwell’s, a native of the Ottawa area, Chris worked at a number of highly respected establishments including Rideau Carlton Raceway where he was Director of Food and Beverage Operations. In this establishment Chris worked closely with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to obtain the required AGCO licenses. That knowledge of AGCO regulations became a key asset when Chris returned to Maxwell’s, and became Owner and General Manager. With over 24 years of industry knowledge, 14 of which has been at Maxwell’s, Chris is very familiar with the customers, and runs a highly energetic team of individuals with a key focus on customer service. Additionally Chris is a well respected member of the Ottawa Restaurant community, and has been a strong supporter of several community and charity events.

Maxwell’s is committed to working with charitable organizations in order to create a better community. Our current policy supports charities through restaurant promotional gift certificates, donations and facility support. These initiatives may be utilized for fundraising activities and charitable events. We are proud of our involvement in our community and especially as one of the founding partners of BON APPETIT. Charities/Fundraiser’s that Maxwell’s has contributed to include

Sunshine Foundation/Nike Pro Am Golf Tournament, Breast Cancer Action, Shriners, Bon Appétit, Faucher Foundation, Brian Smith/ Camp Smitty, Summer Alpha Program/ City of Ottawa, Children at Risk/ Autistic Children, Pat Hardick Memorial Golf Tournament/ Ottawa Police Services, Elgin Street School Auction

South-East Ottawa Heath Center, Ottawa Law Enforcement Athletic Association

Ottawa Food Bank, Ottawa Police Association/ Big Pull, United Way, Multiple Sclerosis /walk for MS, Kids Help Phone/ walkathon, Dignitas/ AIDS, Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign, Children’s Wish Foundation/ Ultimate Ladies Retreat, Canadian Law Enforcement & Fire Games, Cancer Society/ Smiling over Sickness, Canadian Diabetes Association, Ottawa Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund, Operation Come Home/ ORHMA Rotary Club/ Boys and Girls Club, Children at Risk, Weekend to End Women’s Cancer, Amazing Race Fundraiser/ Team Diabetes, Wabano Center for Aboriginal Heath, Pentecostal Missionary Church, Ottawa Police Association/ Drug Treatment Center, Senator’s Foundations and Rogers House, Babylon Cancer Cookoff and Easter Seals. Maxwell’s Bistro 613 232 5771, is among the Best Restaurants in Ottawa, Downtown Restaurant, where Foodies find Food in Ottawa.

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