January 20th, 2017
Harding Lee Smith, Chef, Restauranteur
Master Chef Harding Rolls Out Second Sizzling Website—The Grill Room
It’s time to get fired up as Chef Harding announces the launch of his second new website—The Grill Room. Like the Corner Room, this new urban steakhouse site has it all. From online lunch, dinner and dessert menus to online gift certificates, Harding has gone 2.0.
Social media is a large part of the new face of the “The Rooms” brand and that means customers can expect to see exciting promotions popping up on sites like Foursquare and Yelp with their check-in deals, accessible through most mobile devices.
In full swing for spring, Harding plans to reveal two new sites he has in the works, both carrying the “The Rooms” banner and offering customers a more up close and personal experience with his vision.
“I feel like I have the opportunity to connect with so many people,” says Harding. “I love the kitchen, but people and a sense of community are the most important elements of what I do.”
Chef Harding may well be on to something. His Facebook pages are garnering local media attention, like this special segment on WMTW, Maine’s Channel 8, and are quickly gaining likes, fans and much-appreciated attention.
This locally minded entrepreneur celebrates community in other ways too. He supports the local beef, meat and produce trade by buying local whenever he can. Not only does it provide fresher food with better flavor, it supports the local economy and makes a strong statement about the value of doing business within your community.
Harding chooses his meats from two local farms. Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME and Archer Angus Farms, located in Chesterville, ME. Pineland Farms offers natural beef with no antibiotics, growth hormones or feed with animal byproducts involved. Their animals are fed a strict vegetarian diet and their mission is “to strengthen family farms across the country, to raise cattle with dignity and integrity, and to ensure only the highest-quality beef makes it to your table.”
Archer Angus Farms prides itself on being a family owned and operated establishment that specializes in raising Angus seedstock with “progressive herd nutrition.” This farm has been going strong since 1826 and plans on remaining a family business.
After much consideration and for the safety of our community & employees, The Rooms Restaurants will remain closed until further notice. During this time, please take care fo yourself, each other, and if able, those most vulnerable. Stay Strong!