Bo Byrne appointed Executive Chef at TIQA

Bo Byrne appointed Executive Chef at TIQA

TIQA is proud to announce the promotion of Bo Byrne to the position of Executive Chef. Byrne takes the position after working as TIQA’s chef de cuisine since October.

“Bo is well respected in the local restaurant community, and it’s been a great pleasure to have him on our team at TIQA,” noted TIQA owner Deen Haleem. “We’ve seen the incredible work he’s capable of, and look forward to seeing his touches to our seasonal menus.”

As Executive Chef, Byrne will lead a team of skilled kitchen staff, introduce new Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to TIQA’s menu, host exclusive prix fixe meals at the restaurant’s Chef’s Bar and assist in planning menus for special events.

Bo Byrne was a member of the first graduating class at SMCC’s culinary school, where he studied under Will Beriau. Byrne spent 13 years working with restaurateur David Turin, acting as head chef at each of three different restaurants during that time – David’s in Monument Square, David’s 388, and, most recently, David’s Opus Ten. In 2014 he was designated a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation. He is a resident of South Portland.

About TIQA:
TIQA serves pan-Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, high quality ingredients and authentic flavors in its seasonal menus. The restaurant has its own bakery, providing a wide range of Mediterranean breads and sweets for guests, and recently added a retail stand for sales of its baked goods.

The space offers six distinct venues for guests to enjoy: the main dining room, lounge, chef’s bar, main bar, patio, and private dining area.

TIQA is open MondayWednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., ThursdaySaturday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., with lunch and dinner offered daily and a brunch menu available on Sunday. TIQA’s Chef’s Bar is offered every night of the week but Saturday, giving guests an exclusive opportunity to see the kitchen in action and celebrate the cuisine of specific Mediterranean regions. Complimentary valet services are available to dinner guests.

TIQA is located at 327 Commercial Street in Portland, Maine, for more information visit