co-proprietors: steve and michelle corry
executive chef: steve corry
chef de cuisine: matt ginn
sous chef: omen viele
pastry chef: erin swan
manager: erica stagg
marketing & events manager: sarah allenby
wine director/general manager: michelle corry
steve and michelle corry, the proprietors of five fifty-five, arrived in portland armed with a passionate vision and extensive experience in the restaurant industry.
steve began his culinary career as a brew master at several breweries in northern california. in 1999 he attended the new england culinary institute in burlington vermont. after graduating in 2001, he returned to california to work at domaine chandon in napa valley. just before opening 555, he served as the sous chef at grissini's restaurant (part of white barn inn corporation). since the inception of 555, chef corry has received many accolades such as "food and wine's" best new chef of 2007, and chef of the year (2011) from the maine restaurant association.
a graduate of boston university with a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant administration, michelle corry has worked at numerous prestigious establishments, including the french laundry in napa, arrows in ogunquit, and the white barn inn in kennebunk, maine.
together, they have envisioned a dining experience that would combine a comfortable atmosphere, professional service, and fresh, simple, and delicious food, without pretention and for a reasonable price.
steve and michelle corry would like to welcome you to their first collaborative, five fifty-five.