Our Team



Donato is truly concerned that your dining experience is everything you expect it to be. The consummate host, he has more than 25 years of healthcare experience in both product and service segments. He knows life is about challenges and he believes these challenges define one’s character.

Donato was recently the CEO of i3–the pharmaceutical business segment of UnitedHealth Group. Prior to this appointment, he was one of the Founders of Protocare. Donato is also Founder and Chairman of the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation, a 501-c (3) not-for-profit charitable foundation.

"We apply our best effort to provide to our customers the best dining experience possible in our ‘Beautiful Place by the Sea’–Ogunquit."
-Donato Tramuto, Owner



Partner Jeffrey Porter is the President at Five-O. His smiling face is the first to greet diners at the door. He has tirelessly worked to transform Five-O to make the restaurant one of Ogunquit’s most popular dining establishments.

Jeff received his B.S. in Business Administration from Ithaca College and his MBA from Adelphi University. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Jeff held HR leadership positions for 18 years with companies in the northeast, including The Timberland Company. While at Timberland, he received national recognition for designing and implementing progressive benefits programs.

"There’s a lot to do in Ogunquit all year. We want Five-O to be comfortable and approachable for all of our travellers and local guests."
- Jeff Porter, Partner and President



Chef James Walter has always loved to cook. After graduating from Bath Maine Vocational Cooking School, he packed up and relocated to Park City, Utah to intern at Stein Erickson Lodge’s prestigious restaurants. He returned home to coastal Maine with a job at the Sebasco Harbor Resort before furthering his career at Portsmouth New Hampshire’s top restaurant Pesce Blue under Chef Mark Segal.

Working with local farmers and top seafood purveyors, James created cuisine that was focused on simplicity yet held a high standard for quality. Now the Executive Chef of Five-O, James carries the same conviction he has strived for throughout his career: it’s all about the food.

"I hand-select the fish, produce and meats from local vendors that save me the best. Farmers arrive at the backdoor with their freshest offerings, and will plant specific ingredients that I want to put on the menu."
- James Walter, Executive Chef



Five-O Vice President and General Manager Gary Pucciarelli was raised on a cattle farm in Missoula, Montana. His passion for theatre lead him to the East Coast & Boston area, where he starred in several off-Broadway productions.

Gary has called Southern Maine home for the past twelve years, and has been a valuable part of the Five-O bar team since 2003. With a quick smile and a mean martini, he brings a friendly, easy style to the bar.

"We work as hard in the off-season as we do in the summertime. We want people to feel like they can come here a couple of times a week."
- Gary Pucciarelli, Vice President and General Manager