Camden Harbour Inn announced two new additions to the staff at its restaurant, Natalie’s: Maitre d’ Jean-Baptiste Darcourt and Sous Chef Juan Gil.

A native of Chile, Juan Gil received his training at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, completing the Grand Diplome de Cuisine et Patisserie in 2001. After the completion of his studies, he was awarded an internship at Les Ambassadeurs, holder of two Michelin Stars at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Gil holds extensive experience as a pastry chef, working at the Sheraton Hotel in Santiago, Chile, and The Brasserie on Grand Cayman Island. He previously worked as the head chef at Solana Restaurant at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, one of the finest Grand Cayman restaurants. Most recently, Gil was the sous chef and head pastry chef of Koalkeel in Anguilla, where he was in charge of the bakery and French pastry shop. He also served as the private chef for Villa Modena in Anguilla. Gil brings with him extensive knowledge of classic French technique, fitting with the culinary emphasis on technique at Natalie’s.

Jean-Baptiste Darcourt comes to Natalie’s from his previous post as restaurant manager at Restaurant Du Glace in Deep River, Conn. With over 25 years experience in the food and beverage industry, he has worked in such varied locales as New England, California and Hawaii. While serving as director of restaurant at The Third Floor at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel in Hawaii, the restaurant won the Travel Holiday magazine award two years in a row and was honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award. While at Alexander’s at the Los Angeles Hilton, the restaurant received three stars from the California Restaurant Writers Association two years in a row. Another restaurant under his tutelage to receive the AAA Four Diamond Award is the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa of Connecticut, accepting the honor in both 2006 and 2008. The inn also received the Zagat Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Camden Harbour Inn owner Raymond Brunyanszki spoke of the recent additions to the team at Natalie’s. “Being awarded among the 50 best experiences in the world by one of the most important travel magazines, Shermans Travel, comes with high expectations,” Brunyanszki said. “Therefore I am thrilled to be able to bring two tremendously talented and experienced individuals to Camden and to Natalie’s. It will help us to continue our journey of excellence and further secure our position among the very best properties in the world. Juan has trained at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and will be a tremendous asset to our kitchen. Jean-Baptiste brings great knowledge and understanding in management of properties similar to our own. We’re very happy to have them both on board and look forward to introducing them to our guests.”

The Camden Harbour Inn offers world-class service and amenities, and 18 unique guestrooms and suites — each with a distinct style and dazzling view — and every conceivable modern convenience. Opulently decorated with a stylish mix of rare antiques and modern design, several guestrooms offers wood burning fireplaces, balconies, and/or private decks. The inn and the restaurant, Natalie’s, have earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award.

The on-premise restaurant, Natalie’s, has been called the finest gourmet eatery in Maine. Natalie’s is a stunning restaurant offering modern French cuisine with a local Maine twist and 200 specialty wines from its award winning and exceptional wine cellar. Natalie’s offers sophisticated décor, impeccable service, and gourmet dining without the pressure of formal attire.