In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Megan Ware ('09), executive pastry chef for three local restaurants, about her Darlington experience; her career, including a recent appearance on the Food Network; and the school's Darlington Connects program.
Julia Douglas returned to her alma mater to serve as director of annual giving in 2015. As such, she spends most of her time connecting with members of our school community and raising money for The Darlington Fund, the school's top fundraising priority.
Megan Ware holds a degree in food industry marketing and administration at the University of Georgia and went on to study baking and pastry arts at The New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. She worked at The Georgian Room in Sea Island before bringing her culinary mastery back home to Rome and collaborating with restauranteur Kevin Dillmon. She now serves as executive pastry chef for Aventine, Honeymoon Bakery, and Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers. Megan and her Honeymoon Bakery colleague, Kate White, recently competed on and won the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown."
About Darlington Connects:
Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
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