Written by Cynthia Rosenfeld for the Duxbury Clipper
The Duxbury Food and Wine Festival is only two and a half weeks away! Before you attend the event, meet the people behind the scenes.
Anne Antonellis is the President of Duxbury Mortgage Services. She also serves as Director and Past President of the Duxbury Business Association, founder and many other community endeavors. “I’m happty to help create a great fall event for our community; bringing together the culinary and wine resources of our town is a win – win for all to enjoy.”
Allison Berry is an independent small business consultant, President of Duxbury Student Union (DSU) Board of Directors, and a Duxbury native. “We’re all about innovative events at DSU, and feel fortunate to both participate and benefit from the Food for Thought event.”
Sue Bradford, Duxbury Student Union Executive Director, grew up raising sheep and cattle on a free range farm in Australia, and has an appreciation for eating directly from the source. “At DSU we hear from many busy families trying to balance healthy food choices with the convenience of processed foods. I’m looking forward to welcoming local farmers and foodies to the DSU, and introducing Duxbury youth to the benefits of eating fresh and shopping local.”
Cheryl Farhat is an independent marketing and communications consultant to small businesses. She now offers her expertise to local businesses, most notably Snug Harbor Wine. “I love that there’s something for everyone at this festival. We are so fortunate to have good, healthy food available to us- especially when paired with great wine. That’s reason to celebrate!”
Richard Marble, founder of the Festival, spent many years in Special Event Management prior to moving to Duxbury in 2011. He now owns Snug Harbor Wine Shop. “I hope that this year’s event schedule, and our enthusiastic partners, will help create a yearly event anticipated by local businesses and guests alike.”
Bruce Schulman manages Secure-a-lot.com, a technology solutions firm, and is an IP for the Warren Miller ski/snowboard movie national tour.”I spent a decade exploring the wine regions of California. I”m excited to support the Festival as it provides a wide range of experience for both casual enthusiasts and aficionados.”
Christoph Roggenkamp is an attorney, a sales professional and an electronic discovery expert. “I am especially excited about the Duxbury Oktoberfest – I love German food and drinks, and look forward to enjoying them in Duxbury’s beautiful maritime school!”
Siobhan Roggenkamp is a restaurateur from New York City with over 15 years of experience. Since becoming a Duxbury resident, she brings her talents to the Snug Harbor Wine Shop. “I believe that now is the time to bring on the food and wine!”
Cynthia Rosenfeld is the cofounder of Main Street Media Group. She is also the author of the Hingham Foodie restaurant news Blog and Facebook page. “I am excited to be a part of the Festival because I strongly support the culinary community on the South Shore. I grew up in Duxbury, and am so happy to be working with all of restaurants and purveyors involved.”
Brad suddenly found himself with a 5000 bottle fine wine collection and realized he couldn’t drink it all. A part time wine advisor, Brad will share some of his secrets with the attendees at the Grand Tasting. “I’m excited about the Festival because is a fun way to engage in community spirit with Duxbury and surrounding towns.”
For more information on the Festival, or to purchase tickets, visit www.DuxburyFoodandWineFestival.com.