THE GAIA TEAM
We are passionate about food, and we are happiest when we are feeding others fresh, flavorful, healthy meals. We come to work every day totally jazzed to offer Yarmouth something new and fresh and to expand our restaurant menu all the time.
Owner / Head Chef
Chef Sebastien Milot fell in love with the culinary field while baking bread with his mother and barbequing with his father.
He attended Whilbrod Bherer in Quebec city where he completed his culinary management course with honours.
Post graduation, Chef Milot traveled to Lyons, France to complete an internship at Hotel Le Congres where he was able to implement and practice his culinary skills.
Chef Milot has worked at various establishments, from his hometown near Campbellton, NB, to Toronto, where he lived and worked for 13 years. This gave him a vast range of experience in various types of cuisine.
With a variety of experiences under his professional belt, Chef Milot felt ready to pursue new experiences and made the decision to move back to the east coast.
Owner / Manager
Yarmouth has always been home to Hannah Rhyno-Milot. She grew up watching her parents' entrepreneurial spirit. It was in her family's coffee shop " Joshuas Fine Coffee & Ice Cream" that Hannah first experienced the hospitality industry, catering to tourists and locals.
She went on to attend a two-year program in Hotel Restaurant Management. Post-graduation Hannah worked as a server at Dooly's, and after two years was promoted to manager.
Hannah moved on to become office manager at R.C. Communications and enjoyed her time there for 15 years.
Her love of the hospitality industry never died and she is now happy to work with her husband Sebastien, offering wonderful food and service to their guests. She loves sourcing out new recipes and menu ideas and working with Sebastien to fine-tune the flavour and presentation of their offerings.
Our Dedicated Team
The staff at Gaia Global Kitchen truly makes all the magic happen, day in and day out. Our outstanding employees are a big reason why diners love coming back. Read about the fantastic team below.
Tia Maria Pitman
" Often heard saying "Sweet niblets!" or " Oh Mylanta!" Tia is known for her Betty Rubble laugh, and providing great service at Gaia since 2018
Melissa joined the Gaia Team this spring, and we love her bubbly energy!
Haley came to Gaia as a summer student and she is a natural at making our guests feel welcome!
Dana joined the Gaia team summer of 2021, she brings with her a ton of experience, Dana is fun and bubbly, and a much loved addition to our team
Brenda started out washing dishes at Gaia back in 2019, and is now working as a prep cook, Brenda is a hard worker, nothing slows this woman down!
One of the Few Sane people left, but he makes a wicked meatloaf. Likes to be a huge nerd in his spare time
Kim has been with us since 2019,
Kim makes the best cheesecakes, she is an organization goddess,
and always sends out beautiful looking starters and desserts.
Rob is a new member of the Gaia team and is fitting right in!
Lauren is a graduate of Acadia Universities nutrition program, with a specialization in dietetics with experience in sports nutrition. Lauren has been with us since June 2021 and is our Special Projects Manager
Our son Sam has been there from the beginning of the business, has worked at caterings, on the food truck, and is now an experienced line cook & our master of Fish & Chips! He continues to learn & grow his skills within the kitchen.
Sunday works with us keeping our dishes sparkling! She is a hard worker, and is always showing up with sweet treats!
Kayden is a new member of the Gaia team, fitting right in