Nova Star Cruises will launch a guest chef program this month on the ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The program will begin with two chefs from Nova Scotia. Jason Lynch was the featured guest chef on the day and evening passages July 18-19; he’ll make a repeat performance on Aug. 8-9. Lynch is head chef of Domaine de Grand Pre Winery’s Le Caveau Restaurant, named one of the world’s best 20 winery restaurants by Wine Access

Magazine. Lynch sources 80 percent of his ingredients locally.

Jonathan Joseph will be the featured guest chef on the day and evening passages Aug. 22-23 and Sept. 19-20. Joseph is the chef/owner of Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, an oceanfront bed and breakfast in Lower Argyle, Nova Scotia.

Nova Star’s onboard executive chef is Rene Aflenzer, previously executive chef for A-ROSA River Cruises in Germany and the Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar in Mandalay, Myanmar.