Chef Avi at Stonehurst Manor

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Executive Chef, Avi S. Deiter

Avi joined the Manor team as Executive Chef late in November, 2012. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduation, he worked at the historic Hotel Viking in Newport before moving to the White Mountains to work in a hotel kitchen. He then moved on and for the past eight years has worked in management focusing on staff and operations.

He missed being in a kitchen and discovered he really enjoyed historic properties. An opening at the Manor was just what he was looking for. Besides the unique characteristics that are part of an historic property, he found the Manor team to consist of loyal and happy long-time employees. He is glad to be cooking again, and hopes he can be a mentor to others in the kitchen to help them grow and find their culinary niche as well.

After working with the Manor menu for a few months, a new spring menu was launched in April which is moving towards more of an Italian influence. Not just traditional Italian entrees, but use of Italian ingredients and continuing Manor-made fresh pasta. He is particularly excited about the ravioli of the week item which allows everyone in the kitchen a chance to try something new and different in creating both the filling and the sauce to top them.

When asked to choose his favorite food, after some thought replied that he didn’t have one. His favorites are foods that are enhanced in the preparation and not hidden. He did confess that his favorite entrée on the current menu is the Espresso crusted sirloin topped with crispy leeks. He loves the flavor coffee brings to steak, and enjoys watching skeptics agree once they have given it a try. His favorite kitchen gadget is the immersion blender. Avi finds this is easier to use to blend soups and sauces than the blender or food processor, particularly for large batches.

When not at work, Avi lives on a farm with his wife and eight year old daughter. Much of his time is devoted to showing her the value and rewards of hard work which begins with daily chores on their farm gardening and tending to their animals. He loves anything outdoors but gets more enjoyment from living history attractions and activities. The Remick Museum is a favorite.

New Infographics

See how Avi creates these delectable dishes with new photo recipe infographics.

Marinated Chicken Satay
Porcini Mushroom Rub
Garlic Yukon Mashed Potato

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    Are you looking for something new to do? Perhaps you’re not looking for a new job or anything, but learning something new would be cool, right? Well, have you thought about being a bartender? OK, so maybe being a bartender is out of the question, …

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    Chef Avi’s Baked Stuffed Lobster

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    When you don’t want the hassle of a Clam Bake, but absolutely gotta have some seafood. Mounded with moist, buttery stuffing and chock full of enough seafood to make a whale jealous… You might not even need the drawn butter! Below Chef Avi shows you how easy …

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    Chef Avi’s New England Clam Chowder

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    Nothing on earth can warm you to your soul, on a cold Winter’s day, like a hearty bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Creamy yet chunky, I’d stack 4 cords of wood just knowing that I can come inside warm up with a bowl. Below Chef Avi …

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    57 Mouth Watering Maple Syrup Recipes

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    Love maple syrup? The real stuff – not that brown-tinted sugar water you find in the supermarket. Pure New Hampshire maple syrup is a fantastic natural sweetener and adds depth of flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. If you’re heading to the New Hampshire …

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    Breakfast in Bed: Blueberry Pancakes for Your Valentine

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    Nothing showcases romance and endearment like breakfast in bed. As we head into a beautiful Valentine’s Day weekend, we thought we’d share a Stonehurst Manor breakfast favorite: Chef Avi’s recipe for Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. A short stack of these favorites’ go great with some fried …

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    Chef Avi Presents: Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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    The perfect accompaniment for the Holiday Season.  No Thanksgiving nor Christmas Dinner is complete without the quintessential Cranberry Sauce.  Below Chef Avi shows you how easy it is to prepare at home, with fresh Cranberries, Orange & Ginger.   Surprise your friends & family with …

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    Christmas Cookies at Stonehurst

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    ‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies! The Stonehurst family has some wonderful recipes to share with you today. Some are classic favorites we know of, others’, like Chef Avi’s, are special family recipes’ shared from generations past. Which cookies have you heard of? Which are …

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    Porcini Mushroom Rub [Infographic]

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    Chef Avi, Stonehurst’s adored Chef, has created this visual of his Porcini Mushroom Rub recipe for you to enjoy! Use This Graphic for FREE on Your Site! You may use the infographic above on your website, however, the license we grant to you requires that you properly and …

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    Marinated Chicken Satay [Infographic]

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    Chef Avi, Stonehurst’s adored Chef, has created this visual of his Marinated Chicken Satay recipe for you to enjoy! Use This Graphic for FREE on Your Site! You may use the infographic above on your website, however, the license we grant to you requires that you properly …

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    3 Easy DIY Holiday Food Gifts

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    Homemade Christmas gifts are typically appreciated and treasured. The fact that someone went to all the trouble to make something for you tends to make you feel warmly toward that person and toward the gift. It’s the personal touch that says, “I care” that people …

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