P.O. Box 253

Errol, NH  03579

603-237-1012

Catherine@ChefCatherineBrown.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Unique blended skillset: organic farmer, food distribution manager, trained chef, public health advocate

  •  Health-conscious, inventive, resourceful culinarian

  •  Accomplished designer and grower of edible organic gardens

  •  Engaging food demonstrator

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Food Production

  •   Independent Caterer/personal chef specializing in seasonal, local cuisine for small groups      Since 2016

  •    Recipe Developer & Food Blogger at A Seat at My Table                                                                                Since 2016

  •    Assistant Pastry Chef & Sous Chef at Dicocoa's, a vegetarian café and bakery                         2014 - 2016

  •   Baking & Pastry Arts Intern, Vintage Baking Company, completed 250-hour internship                 2015 

  •   Baking & Pastry Arts Intern, Marta’s Bakery, completed 250-hour internship                                 2014

  •   Baking Intern at Pietree Orchard, completed 800-hour internship                                                   2014

  •   Achieved and maintained USDA organic certification; grew 125+ varieties of fruits and

          vegetables for restaurants & farmer's markets                                                                        Since 2010

  •   Volunteered at NHIAF, a non-profit farming resource; coordinated 6 volunteer produce         2011 – 2013

        growers for NH   food pantry donations; logistics coordinator for farm-to &

        sea-to-restaurant deliveries                                                                                                     

Communications

  •  Social Media Intern at Mary Purdy's Nutrition Show, Mary Purdy RD                                        2018-2019

  •  Topic Text Volunteer Writer at NutritionFacts.org                                                                             2017

  •  Guest Blogger for East End Nutrition                                                                                               2017

  •  Proficient in multiple applications: word processing, spreadsheets, database

       management, social media                                                                                                      

       Cooperative  Extension                                                                                                                   

  •  Processed public requests for USMC support: color guards, guest speakers, band, etc.              1987 - 1992

  •  Wrote weekly news articles for Marine Corps base newspaper, Observation Post,                      1987 - 1992

 

Teaching

  •  Volunteer chef & nutrition educator for Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters for

       Teens and Cooking  Matters for Adults                                                                                     Since 2014

  •  Supervised and motivated 6 farm volunteers, 12 seasonal workers and 3 interns                   2012 - 2014

  •  Educated public on organic horticulture, food preservation, healthy cooking techniques          Since  2011

  •  Developed & taught age-appropriate lesson plans and activities for pre-school through

       elementary-aged students as teaching assistant and after-school care supervisor                   1994 – 2000

  

EDUCATION

  •   University of Maine, Orono ME, MS/DI in Food Science and Human Nutrition  Expected graduation: May 2021

  •   Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics  GPA 3.7                         BS, 2019 

  •   Cornell University, eCornell, Ithaca, NY, Plant-Based Nutrition                                            Certificate, 2017

  •   White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH, Baking & Pastry Arts                                     AS, 2015 

        Culinary Arts (AS, 2016) dual degree, Health Science GPA 3.84                                                     AS, 2016 

        Health & Wellness Advocate                                                                                                Certificate 2016

  •   Barton Community College, Ft. Riley, KS, Pre-Dietetics,                                                               AS, 2016

  •   USMC, Active Duty, Basic Leadership Training, Field Radio Operator School,                                   1986

        Public Affairs OJT, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA & 1st MARDIV Okinawa, Japan                        1988

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

 

Catherine@ChefCatherineBrown.com  603-237-1012  PO Box 253 Errol, NH 03579