Rob Dumas - Maine's Food Science Innovation Go-To Guy!
Rob Dumas has the most interesting story in professional food. He's cooked in kitchens large, small and even presidential. From a submarine off the coast of Virginia, to the White House Navy Mess and even cooking for the Obama family while on the road. Yet, if you met Rob he would tell you he is facing his biggest challenge yet! Rob is University of Maine Orono's Food Science Innovation Coordinator. He also manages the Dr. Matthew Highlands Pilot Plant, a state-of-the-art research facility that aims to elevate, diversify and innovate Maine food products alongside big and small Maine food producers. Tune into Rob's podcast to find out how a kid from Slidell, Louisiana curated a deep understanding of food... one that greatly influences his gig as Maine's food innovation go-to-guy!