Join our amazing chef, Linda Reynolds, and learn to create some tasty creations for yourself in our new cooking series "The Fabulous Chef." In each three and a half hour session, Linda will guide participants through the process of making two different items. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served and you will leave with the items you created. Each workshop is just $30.
Thanksgiving Baking: Pumpkin Roulade & Traditional Mincemeat
POSTPONED - New Date TBD
December 3rd, 2020 5:30-9:00 PM
Gingerbread House (2-night course)
December 9th & 10th 2020 5:30-9:00 PM (2-night workshop $45)
December 17th, 2020 5:30-9:00 PM
DeWolfe Dining Hall
Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center
7 Morris Ave, Saco, ME 04072
About Chef Linda
Linda was born and raised in sunny Southern California, but always dreamed of four seasons growing up which made her decision to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York an obvious choice after 7 years as a computer systems analyst. She studied at the CIA for 3 years earning her BS in Bakery Management and achieving the Craig Claiborne Culinary Writing award upon graduation. Love of food writing propelled her to achieve a masters degree in Food History which lead to her dissertation work being published as a book, The Evolution of the American Woman Chef. She worked in the culinary industry holding various jobs such as smoking salmon, bakery work, wedding cakes, and savory foods. Travel has always been a passion and mixed with her love of food this passion has taken her as far as Vietnam where she acquired new cooking techniques and developed a passion for Asian foodways. After working in the culinary industry for a few years, Linda again became restless and endeavored to explore the culinary travel industry which lead her to Kings College London to pursue a masters degree in Tourism Environment and Development. Her dissertation work for this degree lead her to Amsterdam to explore the dearth of food tourism in the Netherlands, and once there decided to stay and open a baking business and work as a personal chef and teacher for a dining event business. Maine was never far from her mind and she made the decision to return and explore food options in her adopted home 3 years later. Having worked for Ferry Beach two separate seasons, she always felt the draw of the center for the loving nature of the environment, people and the serene location. When asked to come on as Food Director in 2018, it was a no-brainer.