Food

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER — Joe Buley, owner of soup maker Joe’s Kitchen, is scrambling to get his new production facility into full swing before frosty weather hits and soup sales shift into high gear. “Sales will quadruple in mid-October and we’ll stay busy until April,” said Buley, whose company sells soup to accounts throughout […]

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — What do you do when weekly, low-key and simple potluck meals with friends spiral out of control into multi-course dinner events the likes of which are seen on gourmet magazine covers? That question arose for Helen Labun, a Bear Pond Books event coordinator with an Agriculture and […]

Discover the Peak: Dining at NECI on Main

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Six students soon to graduate from the New England Culinary Institute will be strutting their stuff by taking charge of the NECI on Main Street restaurant on Friday evening, September 18 from 5 to 10 p.m. According to the student managers, already more than 100 reservations have been received. “Discover […]

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

by Carla Occaso  MONTPELIER — The tortoise that used to reside in the children’s book room of the former Rivendell Books has moved across the street into Bear Pond Books and workers have already started toiling away to turn the building on the corner of Langdon and Main into a restaurant. Mary Alice Proffitt, of […]

Cocoa Bean: In Pictures

Cocoa Bean: In Pictures

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It’s All About the Buns During Lent at Manghis’

It’s All About the Buns During Lent at Manghis’

Story and photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — By the time Easter Sunday rolls around, Steve Stoufer will have “crossed” 10,000 hot cross buns with stiff white icing at the Manghis’ Bread located behind Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 28 School St. Knowing that Manghis’ Bread is in the midst of its annual hot cross bun production, […]

Philamena’s: In Pictures

Philamena’s: In Pictures

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New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series Interview with Richard Flies, acting president, and Jean Louis Gerin, chief operating officer by Nat Frothingham and Carla Occaso   Frothingham: What distinguishes you from among the six higher learning institutions in Washington County, including YesterMorrow, Goddard College, Norwich University, Community College of Vermont and the Vermont College […]

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series   Location: Montpelier, Vermont Format: Six months on campus, six months at an internship working in a professional kitchen, six months back on campus and six months away on another internship. Academic programs: Culinary Arts; Baking and Pastry; and Food and Beverage Business Management. Tuition: Ranges from $13,790 […]

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: Tell us about yourself Winston: I am originally from Richmond, Virginia, but have lived in Vermont on and off for the past decade.  I graduated from NECI’s Culinary Arts Program in ’09 at the Essex campus. I have been in the […]