Saturday, October 8, 3pm
Kathy Gunst, author of numerous books including Soup Swap, and Notes from a Maine Kitchen.
Kathy Gunst won the 2016 IACP Award for Best Culinary Audio series for her work on NPR’s Here and Now. She also won the 2015 James Beard Award for Journalism in the Home Cooking category.
Monday, October 9, 3pm Gary Ankin, Executive Chef at Bull Mansion Executive chef Gary Ankin, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, heads the back of the house at Bull Mansion. The chef previously worked at B.T.’s Smokehouse in Sturbridge and helped with the opening of the new Lock 50 restaurant in Worcester. He was a sous chef at Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar in Shrewsbury and Cedar Street Restaurant in Sturbridge, and chef de cuisine at The People’s Kitchen in Worcester.
Sunday, October 15, 3pm Sally Vargas, Author of The Cranberry Cookbook Sally Vargas has trained with pastry chefs at the Culinary Institute of America and worked as a line cook at an Indian restaurant in upstate New York. Currently, she writes The Confident Cook column for The Boston Globe and contributes recipes to the food section.
Saturday, November 18, 1:30pm Jeremy Sewall, Executive Chef at The Red Raven
Jeremy Sewall graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in kitchens all over the globe. In 2000, as Executive Chef of Lark Creek Inn, Jeremy was one of five chefs in the country nominated as a Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation. He moved back to the Northeast in 2003 as opening Executive Chef at Great Bay restaurant, where he garnered accolades from The New York Times, Esquire, Gourmet and The Boston Globe, among others. In 2010, he teamed up with Skip Bennett, the founder of Island Creek Oysters, to bring the Island Creek Oyster Bar to the city of Boston. Jeremy and his partners are currently working towards opening the second outpost of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Burlington Mass. at 300 District Ave in the upcoming months. Not long after that a new concept will be opening as well. That space will be on Bennett Street in Harvard Square. Through his restaurants, Jeremy is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of New England seafood and the passion of the people who bring it to us. For Chef Jeremy Sewall, it’s in his blood.