The entire team at all of the companies within Northern Comfort Dining Group, take pride in providing the most enjoyable service in a comforting and inviting setting. We're big believers in the power of a good meal and a friendly place to eat it.
Executive Chef / Owner
Chris Viaud, a James Beard Award semifinalist & Top Chef Alumni, is the chef and owner of Greenleaf and Ansanm, both located in Milford NH and Pavilion located in Wolfeboro NH. Upon graduating from Johnson and Wales, Viaud moved to Boston where he spent three of his most formative years at Deuxave, where he worked through the ranks. Since his time in Boston he has been an essential part of multiple restaurant openings in the Greater Boston and New Hampshire area. Viaud focuses primarily on seasonal locally grown products which inspire his menu creations. He plans and executes a balanced meal that incorporates different flavors and textures that entertain the palate which allows for a unique dining experience each time.
Chef Viaud has recently begun focusing a lot more of his time and energy into the exploration of his Haitian Heritage, including finding new ways to introduce and educate communities around the beauty of Haitian cuisine and culture.
Executive Pastry Chef
Chef Emilee found her passion for baking at a young age where she has fond memories of making cookies for her second grade class. Since then she has taken cooking and baking courses all through middle school and high school. She decided to further her education by attending Johnson & Wales University where she earned her bachelors in Pastry Arts.
After college, Emilee pursued opportunities working in bakeries and restaurants in the Boston area. Emilee then took a break from working in restaurants to work in the travel industry. After years spent out of the kitchens, she had the desire to continue her passion for baking and expressing herself through pastries, which led her to open her own pastry business, Sweet Treats by Emilee, where she focuses on custom cakes and cookies as well as selling sweet treats at various retail locations in Southern New Hampshire.
In addition to running her own successful business, Emilee shares her talents through her creative work as the Executive Pastry Chef of Greenleaf and Pavilion located in Milford and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire where she focuses on creating beautifully crafted seasonally-inspired desserts.
Director of Operations
Kassie Viaud was born and raised right outside of Boston before moving with her family to the southern New Hampshire area. She graduated from Assumption College with her bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2017, and worked in customer service facing roles that led her to working for Dunkin at their corporate office. In 2021, she started working as the marketing director of Greenleaf restaurant in Milford, NH where she started learning about restaurant operations. As more opportunities opened up, like the opening of Ansanm also located in Milford, she began her current role of Director of Operations for the Northern Comfort Hospitality Group brands where she oversees the operations of Greenleaf, Ansanm, and Pavilion restaurants.