Welcome to Bibos Madd Apple Cafe
Chef Bill Boutwell began his culinary odyssey as a boy in
southern New Hampshire where his mother and grandmother
taught him the craft of home cooking. At 13 he found his
first job in the food service industry as a dishwasher at a
local camp. By 16 he had found a mentor in Chef Jerry
Willis. Throughout his high school career Boutwell worked
at Willis's Powder Mill Pond Restaurant, where he got his
first taste of restaurant life. Then upon graduation he was
off to the Culinary Institute of America to hone the skills
he learned as Chef Willis's apprentice and to pursue his
Since his graduation from the Culinary Institute of America in 1988 Chef Boutwell has had the opportunity to practice his art in a variety of settings. At the White Mountain Conference Center in Waterville Valley New Hampshire he gained valuable experience in high volume production. A move to the southern coast of Maine exposed Chef to the rigors of running a gourmet restaurant in a seasonal venue. During his three-year tenure at Seascapes restaurant in Cape Porpoise, Maine Chef Boutwell fed both celebrities and the president and he met his wife and business partner Andrea Raymond. One more move up the coast brought Boutwell to Maine's largest city and introduced him to the challenges of working as a chef in a corporately run hotel. While at Cafe Stroudwater at the Embassy Suites hotel in Portland Bill and his staff received numerous write ups and recognition such as a five star rating from the Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram for Maine's only Chefs Table and a feature article in Downeast Magazine.
Currently Bill and wife Andrea own and operate BiBo's Madd Apple Cafe, located in the heart of Portland's Arts District at 23 Forest Ave. next to the Portland Stage Company. Since taking over their current operation in February of 1999 they have received a five star rating in the Portland Press Herald, been featured in Downeast Magazine and included in an article in Food Arts Magazine. Bill's great skill in pairing food and wine has shone in his winemaker dinners that have been presented by winemakers such as Chris Tietje of Four Vines Winery and Kevin Hall of Alexander Valley Vineyards. These dinners show the emphasis that is put upon fresh local ingredients, presentations, and wine as a food accompaniment and are always customer favorites. Bill and Andrea reside in South Portland with their son Wilson who can be seen many days helping out at BiBo's.
BiBo's hours of operation:
Lunch: Wednesday thru Friday: 11:30 to 2
Brunch: Sunday: 10 to 2
The Brunchster is our version of an early bird special. Offered every Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM only.
Dinner: Wednesday thru Saturday: 5:30 to close