Lincoln Theater is pleased to be kicking off its third season of Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations, with their first guest of the 2022-23 season, Thursday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. This free series of one-on-one conversations is hosted by Mumbai to Maine founder Cherie Scott, joined by notable culinary pioneers who have made a substantial contribution to the culinary arts in the state of Maine. We invite you to join Cherie in welcoming Rob Dumas, the first of four frontrunners in Maine food innovation, for this intimate conversation.
Rob Dumas’ fascinating food story starts in the southern state of Louisiana, ending up in the northern state of Maine, with time spent on a submarine off the coast of Virginia and even cooking for the Obama family along the way. Rob is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation and The Food Science Innovation Coordinator and Facility Manager for the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine. Rob is responsible for leveraging the resources of the university system to support economic growth in Maine’s food and agriculture sector through research, education, and support facilities for food producers.
Talking Food in Maine host, Cherie Scott, is a Mumbai-native who left India at the age of 16 and now resides in Boothbay. In 2015, she launched her culinary blog, MumbaitoMaine.com to share her signature recipes and nostalgic anecdotes of her youth in Mumbai. Cherie is now a guest chef instructor at the Milk Street with Christopher Kimball Online Cooking School, Boston. And in the heart of the pandemic, Cherie launched her Mumbai to Maine signature line of gourmet Indian simmer sauces, Maine’s first Indian-inspired and award-winning culinary brand.
Lincoln Theater and Cherie Scott look forward to welcoming three additional guests in January, February, and March of 2023. Christian Hayes, owner of both The Garrison and Dandelion Catering Co. in Yarmouth; Mary Allen Lindemann, co-founder of Portland’s Coffee by Design; and Barton Seaver, one of the world’s leading sustainable seafood experts and educator, and founder of Coastal Culinary Academy.
This third series of Talking Food in Maine is presented in partnership with Rising Tide Co-Op, King Eider’s Pub, and Maine The Magazine. Each free event is open to the public and no tickets or reservations are required to attend.
The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in Damariscotta. More information on Rob Dumas and all Lincoln Theater films and events is available through the theater’s website at LincolnTheater.net.