Steve was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, a small town just south of Boston to Steve and Mary Alice Butters. Mary Alice loves to cook, from her famous annual Christmas Eve party, tables laden with roast beef tenderloin, huge glistening turkeys and Honey Baked ham to summer cookouts on the cape with colossal German chocolate cakes. It always looks like a Norman Rockwell painting at the Butters house!
The apple does not fall far from the tree. Stephen started cooking at an early age and then progressed to summer jobs on Cape Cod where his family has a house in North Falmouth. Stephen loves to fish both fresh and salt water and after going to college at Castleton and Green Mountain College in Vermont, Steve started cooking full time on Cape Cod. He then attended the famous Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and dove head first into the culinary scene in Boston. It was there he met his future wife Rebecca Newell while she was a sous chef at Union Bar and Grille. Steve and Becca both went on to run separate Aquitaine’s. Steve was at the downtown Boston and Rebecca in Chestnut Hill. Steve was then made chef of Metropolis in Boston’s Southend where he flourished making local steaks, chicken, fish and homemade pasta. It was then purchased his own high volume bakery called Butter Café and Bakery in Walpole Massachusetts in 2009. Steve did high volume catering at his restaurant, ran a full service café, and a large production bakery delivering to whole foods, roche brothers and other large grocery stores in the area. His bakery made kichel, rugaleh, assorted breads, danishes, croissants and more and Steve did weekly farmers markets for many years. It was at this time that Steve appeared on the Food Network’s Sweet Genius and that was an experience within itself! Steve was so comical on that show that he had a cameo on E entertainment’s The Soup with Joel McHale.
Steve is an avid hunter and fisherman so to come to the Adirondacks is a dream come true for him. Between his love of kayaking, hiking, camping and Rebecca, he is happy to come to Glens Falls.
Rebecca was born in Glens Falls New York to Ron and Martie Newell. Martie loves to cook for her family so from an early age Rebecca was peeling shrimp, making deviled eggs and picking raspberries for pie at her grandmother’s house in Port Henry New York. Every night the family sat down for dinner to talk between swim meets, ski practices and concerts. Food=family=happiness for the Newell family then and still does. Martie’s pies and cakes are legendary and her Yorkshire pudding at Christmas time is a luxurious side dish to any meal.
Rebecca has had a chance to visit many places including Italy, France, Holland, Mexico, the Caribbean and these different flavors and cuisines continued to develop her palette
She went to Glens Falls High School and graduated from University of Maine, Orono in 1999. She then attended New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont and moved to Charleston, South Carolina and Naples Florida for internships. She then moved to Boston to be closer to her family and worked at various restaurants including Union Bar and Grille, Coriander Bistro, Aquitaine Bis, The Beehive and The Beat Hotel.
Rebecca won the Food Network’s reality show Chopped in 2009 and married Steve Butters in 2010 at the historic hotel, The Sagamore in Bolton Landing New York.