The Culinary Guild of New England is proud to welcome two new board members into their midst!
We are thrilled that Vered Tomlak has agreed to take the position of Recording Secretary. From an early aged Vered impressed friends and family with her passion for the culinary arts through her elaborate dinner parties – starting at the tender age of 13! Vered first learned of the Culinary Guild after graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2008. Before she could join, a job opportunity whisked her off to Portland, Oregon where she discovered the wonders of the North West and the rising restaurant scene of the Rose City. In 2009 Vered accepted a job at the Sheraton Boston hotel and returned to the North East. Upon returning Vered became an active member with CGNE and has never looked back! The three ingredients Vered will never live without are olive oil, bacon, and french bread. Her favorite food is Carolina-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs and she is inspired by chefs who make amazing food with local ingredients.
Also new to the board is Barbara Baratz. Barbara will take over with membership as Cathy Barry moves on to a new position looking into scholarship opportunities for the Guild participate in. Originally from New York, Barbara has spent her adult years in Marblehead and Boston. She has a degree in Spanish education from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an interior design degree from Endicott College. With a passion for cooking and a talent for smart space planning, Barbara has spent the last 20 years designing kitchens. The three ingredients Barbara prefers not to live without are sharp cheeses, crusty breads, and coffee. For comfort Barbara loves a dish of vanilla ice-cream with mixed0in crushed graham crackers or the not-so-gourmet Good & Plenty candy. Barbara is happiest with a house full of friends and family, working together in the kitchen.
We offer both Vered and Barbara a warm welcome and look forward to the enthusiasm that they will bring to the board in the year to come. To see the full board please go to the CGNE contact page.