Matt Chappell owns and operates Gather restaurant, a neighborhood eatery in the heart of Yarmouth’s village. As a proud native Mainer, Chappell has intentionally pursued ways to make Maine the focus of his restaurant. Whether it’s the food he procures from area farms, the musicians he books, the art he displays, or the vendors he chooses – all of it is meant to celebrate the bounty of the state. He credits his mother for his love and curiosity of food, and his father for modeling a community-centered business approach. He and his partner Wendy are currently blending families and building a new house in Yarmouth.