By Chris Hughes for The Island Connection
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Chef “Bob” Robert Tremayne has traveled the world but has now settled in Charleston because, in his words, “It is fabulous!” Owner of Craft Culinaire, a catering company, Chef Bob also serves as the chef at The River Course on Kiawah. He has a wife, Morgan, and a son, Jackson, whom he says, “keeps me grounded” in his otherwise busy world.
While volunteering for the Lowcountry Food Bank, Chef Bob saw that a Cooking Matters class was planned for Our Lady of Mercy, and that the program was in need of a chef, so he signed up for the challenge.
During his time at Our Lady of Mercy, in addition to his work with the Cooking Matters classes, he has done cooking demonstrations and kids’ cooking classes at the summer camp.
“The classes I have been involved with allow me to share new and different techniques with recipes and discussions,” Bob said. “When I share my skills and passion for cooking with others, I find they become engaged and return for other classes. These classes make me a better person and teacher, and I enjoy coming back for the next class as much as they do.”
To those who are thinking of getting involved, he says, “If you have ever wanted to share your time and get involved I can’t recommend a better group. Come visit one of our classes!” Bob’s cooking demos are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
For more information on how to get involved with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach contact Maria Gurovich via phone843.559.4109 or email email@example.com.