Alumni featured in Portland Press Herald

October 26, 2018

October 24, 2018Feeding Artists in rural Maine turns chef’s dream into reality, Portland Press Herald
“Marilou Ranta, EMCC Culinary Arts Alumni, makes a deal with the Libra Foundation’s arts residency program in Monson to fulfill her goal of opening a restaurant….in 2015, she took a big step closer [to owning a restaurant] when she enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor to study culinary arts. to get to school she had to drive an hour and a half each way…Ranta persevered and two years later earned her culinary degree. As a student Ranta was ‘second to none’ according to Jay Demers, Culinary Arts department co-chair and one of her professors. A friend of Ranta’s, said she is ‘one of the most creative-and determined – women I’ve ever known. If she sets her mind to it, she does it.'”