Bates Dining Services garners award in lobster recipe competition

Dining Services Chefs

A Bates College culinary team snared a bronze medal in the Seventh Annual Governor’s Great Taste of Maine lobster recipe competition, held recently at the Blaine House in Augusta. The award represents the first time that a collegiate dining team has placed in the contest. Bates placed third in a field of 100 recipes submitted by well-known dining establishments throughout the state.

Judges recognized the Bates crew for its grilled lobster stuffed crepes with baby shrimp hollandaise and fresh Maine blueberry and blackberry compote. The winning team presented the talents of Bates chefs James Byron, Scott Reny, Thoune Thongsavanh, Chase Pray, Owen Keene and Pone Vattaso.

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