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Chef J. Foster

Jayson Foster was born in Norwich NY where he developed a love of cooking through spent time with his mother and  grandmother in the kitchen. In 1996, he came south to Beaufort, where his first job was as a dishwasher at Spouter Inn. After stints in other dining spots, Jayson was hired by Chef William Bell at William’s Casual Fine Dining where he was named sous chef. Jayson was in the second graduating class at Carteret Community College Culinary Program and was part of the first group of students to go to France for study under two-starred Michelin Chef Marc Meurin.  A stalwart on the Beaufort Food Scene, Jayson has cooked at Chef’s 105, Circa 81 and at Aqua, where he was the Chef for 10 years. In 2012, Jayson was part of the winning team in the Fire on the Docks Competition in Wilmington. Jayson is proud to bring all these experiences together in the kitchen at Blue Moon Bistro, and looks forward to serving you. Bon Appetit!


Ashley Amaral

Born in Greensboro, Ashley and her family moved to Carteret County in December 2021. Ashley was the Service Manager for Print Works Bistro, one of the most highly acclaimed dining spots in NC. Through a chance meeting in front of Cru Wine Bar, involving her son, and a dog, Ashley met one of the investors in Blue Moon Bistro. One thing led to another, and Ashley is now captain of the front of house for Blue Moon Bistro. It was meant to be. Ashley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. She loves giving a customer, “an experience they will revel in remembering” for years. Ashley looks forward to sharing her depth of knowledge and passion for consistently excellent service with you.


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Absolutely LOVED it!
Amazing food and charming atmosphere
Fantastically located in the historic Dill House (c.1827)

- Emma Brown

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