Malcolm Bedell

Restauranteur, Author, and Serial Entrepreneur in Tenants Harbor, ME

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Hey! My name is Malcolm, and I operate a small takeout restaurant in Midcoast Maine. I quit my day job as a graphic designer/social media wang in 2014, crowdfunded a food truck, and leapt parachuteless into the world of cooking for a living.

My obsession with food began while living abroad, and I spent nearly a decade obsessively writing about and taking pictures of food for the likes of Serious Eats, The Guardian, Grub Street, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit. All of this writing and blogging landed me a book deal, as well as a few spots cooking competitively in both regional and national contests.

Eventually, this passion for talking about food and writing about food began to feel like it wasn’t enough. I started earning a living as a cook in 2014, with my food truck, an award-winning 8×10 foot concession trailer in beautiful coastal Maine.

When our business grew beyond the steel-walled potential of that tiny trailer, I scratched together the last money I had, and opened my first brick-and-mortar restaurant (ahem: “Modern Luncheonette”) in 2019. This business has been the ongoing fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and I can’t wait to see where it’s all going.

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Malcolm is a walking encyclopedia of food cart/night market/comfort plates from seemingly everywhere, and the execution is excellent.”
David B.
Malcolm Bedell's chicken sandwiches make ska music play in my head.”
Rai B.
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