Meet The Team

Meet Executive Chef Chris DiMaio

For the last twenty years Chef Chris DiMaio has called the flathead valley his home. Self taught, he has honed his skills at various restaurants throughout the valley. As sous chef at Café Kandahar and then as executive chef at Three Forks Grille, Chef DiMaio continues to perfect his craft, constantly evolving and learning. An Italian sensibility, a simple, elegant approach to cooking, combined with locally farmed and foraged ingredients, defines his cuisine as creative, intelligent, and exciting.

Meet Beverage Director Blair Marano

Our Beverage Director, Blair Marano, comes from a rich background in phenomenal restaurants and cocktail bars. He is the co-owner of "Tahona" Oaxacan restaurant and Mezcaleria, as well as "Oculto 477", a speakeasy cocktail bar. Years of experience pairing gourmet food with fine wine and cocktails have led him to our private events team. Trained as a sommelier, Blair has a deep appreciation for the intimate relationship between the artistry of chefs and winemakers. His passion for cocktails shows in the use of freshly pressed juices, seasonal ingredients, and visually stunning concoctions.

Meet our family of farmers and ranchers

Freshly Foraged Chantrelle Mushrooms For Our Cuisine.

Working with local producers means embracing seasonality, creating dishes that reflect a time and place. This connection helps us to better understand where food comes from and what it takes to make it delicious.

The magic of Montana Craft Kitchen comes from our dedication to providing you with the highest quality private dining experience we can! Chef Chris DiMaio combines Mediterranean traditions of cuisine with rustic Montana mountain lifestyle and all this beautiful region has to offer. Wild foraging for ingredients, working closely with local farmers and ranchers, Chef DiMaio curates a dining experience which is simultaneously luxurious and approachable. Allow us to pair your meal with a beautiful selection of wine and cocktails. We look forward to sharing this heart warming, creative cuisine with you!