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Organic Dairy Cook Along
December 21, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $25
Save the date for a virtual cook along event with chefs Robert Dumas and Robin Kerber on Wednesday, December 21 from 5:30-7 p.m.
This winter solstice, celebrate the return of the light while learning how to make several new recipes featuring organic dairy products. Organic dairy farmers in Maine are facing unprecedented challenges due to increased grain prices and decreased consumer demand. Learn more about the issues organic dairy farmers are confronting and cook alongside the chefs as they walk us step-by-step through each recipe (ingredient lists will be shared in advance). Participants will end the event with a meal for their solstice dinner.
Questions? Email [email protected].
As the Food Science Innovation Coordinator and Facility Manager for the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine, Rob Dumas is responsible for leveraging the resources of the university system to support economic growth in Maine’s food and agriculture sector. In addition to the School of Food and Ag, Rob also works as part of Cooperative Extension and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development, positioning him to facilitate broad-based support for Maine food producers. Rob manages two commercial food production facilities located in Hitchner Hall on the Orono campus that serve as research, education, and support facilities for producers. Rob is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation (currently serving as the President of the Down East Chapter) and a U.S. Navy veteran with service on both nuclear submarines and EA/PQ duty in Washington D.C. Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.
Robin Kerber is a life-long Mainer who attended the Culinary Institute of America and has worked at restaurants and farms across the country. She currently works at Misty Brook Farm in Albion, as well as the Department of Education where she connects Maine farms to Maine schools. She lives on a small homestead in Bowdoinham.