Maple Ridge Farms' President Cooks Up Scholarship Funding
Tom Riordan, president of Mosinee, Wisconsin-based Maple Ridge Farms, took a break from serving English butter toffee and chocolate sea salt caramels to make and serve a New Orleans favorite—andouille sausage and chicken gumbo—for the 33rd annual University of Wisconsin Education Assistance Through Scholarships (EATS) fundraiser.
Tom and his son, Bob Riordan, who teaches philosophy at the university, served more than 300 bowls of spicy gumbo to generate student scholarships. An annual fundraising event, EATS is held on the first Saturday in March, and involves an evening of fine gourmet foods donated by local chefs at the University of Wisconsin Marathon campus.
Tom and Bob frequently have been chefs at this fundraiser, and are known for their delicious Cajun-style cooking.
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