Tony Maws

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Tony Maws (born 1970) [1] is an American chef and restaurateur. Maws is the chef/owner of Craigie on Main (formerly called Craigie Street Bistrot) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Early years

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Tony Maws attended the Belmont Hill School, graduating in 1988. [2] After graduating from the University of Michigan [1] with a BA in Psychology and uncertain what he wanted to do, Maws traveled to Europe for a year and upon returning to New England quickly got a job as a waiter in Martha's Vineyard. While working as a waiter Maws wrote to chefs around the U.S. and was hired by Chris Schlesinger to work at the original East Coast Grill. [3]

Craigie on Main

In 2003, Maws opened Craigie Street Bistrot in Cambridge, Massachusetts, winning several awards and recognitions. [3] In late 2008 Maws moved Craigie Street Bistrot to a larger venue on Main Street in Cambridge, adding a bar and an open kitchen. [4] He also renamed it Craigie on Main.


James Beard Foundation Award - Best Chef Northeast, May, 2011

James Beard Award Finalist - Best Chef Northeast, March, 2010

James Beard Award Finalist - Best Chef Northeast, March, 2009

“Best Chef,” Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2008 [5]

“Best New Chefs Hall of Fame,” Food & Wine Magazine, 2008 [5]

“Best Chef,” “Best French Restaurant” and “Best Pasta Dream Meal” (Gnocchi Parisienne), Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2006

“One of America’s 10 Best New Chefs” (Tony Maws), Food & Wine, 2005 [5]

Boston’s "top rising chef” (Tony Maws), Stuff@Night, 2004

"Best up-and-coming chef,”Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2003 [6]

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  3. 1 2 "Tony Maws". March 2006.
  4. Clark, Lauren (January 20, 2009). "Craigie on Main - Best Boston bars".
  5. 1 2 3 Chef Tony Maws' Morrocan harroset braised lamb shanks
  6. "Reviews and Awards".