Executive Chef Mitchell Randall discovered his passion for the culinary arts during his childhood years, assisting his mother in the kitchen of his Scarborough, Maine home. At age 14, Chef Randall began working as a line cook and dishwasher, soon realizing his ultimate career goal would be Executive Chef.
Learning the fundamental skills at such a young age created a unique culinary foundation that was formally developed at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following graduation, he returned to Maine and became Sous Chef at the Tides Inn at Goose Rock Beach.
In 2005, Chef Randall joined Mistral as Sous Chef and spent four years learning and mastering French-Mediterranean cuisine under Chef/Owner Jamie Mammano. At the age of 25, Chef Randall became the youngest Executive Chef in the Columbus Hospitality Group. Chef Randall left Mistral in October 2013 to open Ostra Restaurant with Chef Jamie Mammano. Growing up by the sea, Chef Randall was excited to take on this new culinary endeavor. Showcasing the finest seafood available locally and globally, Chef Randall’s light preparation of seafood highlights the natural and fresh flavors of each dish.
Chef Randall believes the key element to running a successful kitchen is always improving himself and his staff. He maintains a hardworking atmosphere in the kitchen by setting an example with his staff. Chef Randall’s ambitious perspective, complimented with unparallel experience and training have enabled him to consistently develop award winning cuisine.
When Chef Randall is not busy preparing impressive dishes at Ostra, he is hunting, fishing, and visiting family in Maine.