Will Gilson

Will Gilson

Puritan and Co. Owner and Executive Chef

As Chef/Owner of Puritan and Company, Chef Will Gilson has created his dream of a chef-driven restaurant in Cambridge that focuses on farm-centric, modern takes on New England cuisine.

A graduate of Johnson and Wales, Gilson has honed his skills in some of New England’s most prestigious restaurants, such as Oleana, Garden at the Cellar and under the tutorage of Chef Charles Draghi. He had a successful career with Pop-Up Restaurants around the state while developing the foundation for Puritan & Company. A descendant of the Mayflower, Gilson’s roots run deep in New England where he grew up on his family farm, the Herb Lyceum in Groton, MA.

Puritan & Company opened in 2012 and has received a number of awards, such as one of Bon Appetit’s “50 Best New Restaurants”, a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant”, and a “Best of Boston” award from Boston Magazine. Chef Gilson has made appearances on CBS “This Morning”, the Today Show, and Bravo’s “Top Chef”.

Puritan and Co. Owner and Executive Chef

As Chef/Owner of Puritan and Company, Chef Will Gilson has created his dream of a chef-driven restaurant in Cambridge that focuses on farm-centric, modern takes on New England cuisine.

A graduate of Johnson and Wales, Gilson has honed his skills in some of New England’s most prestigious restaurants, such as Oleana, Garden at the Cellar and under the tutorage of Chef Charles Draghi. He had a successful career with Pop-Up Restaurants around the state while developing the foundation for Puritan & Company. A descendant of the Mayflower, Gilson’s roots run deep in New England where he grew up on his family farm, the Herb Lyceum in Groton, MA.

Puritan & Company opened in 2012 and has received a number of awards, such as one of Bon Appetit’s “50 Best New Restaurants”, a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant”, and a “Best of Boston” award from Boston Magazine. Chef Gilson has made appearances on CBS “This Morning”, the Today Show, and Bravo’s “Top Chef”.

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