Rockland, Maine/ June 4, 2019/ Social Halo Media/– Schooner J. & E. Riggin in Rockland, Maine is set to offer a cooking cruise with two New England-based chefs, both named Annie. Chef Annie Mahle, owner, and chef of the J. & E. Riggin and chef Annie Copps, former food editor of Yankee Magazine and contributor to the Daily Dish on Boston’s WGBH-TV. This foodie cruise introduces Cooking with Annies which is a one of a kind experience through a gourmet and locally sourced cooking cruise this August 18-21, 2019.
Learn to cook in a beautiful setting that is constantly changing on the cooking cruise brought to you by the J. & E. Riggin.
Step aboard and prepare to learn how to cook from both chef Annies while sailing by amazing scenery. This event is all about cooking complete with cooking walk-throughs and discussions with both of the chefs. The discussion will not only be about the ingredients but also about how to do professional chef techniques, tips on writing your own recipes, traditional Maine cooking styles and so much more. The recipes that will be taught will come straight from the Annies’ cookbooks like Chef Copps’s, The Little Maine Cookbook, At Home & At Sea and both Sugar & Salt books.
Chef Annie B. Copps is Boston-based and is not only a chef but a cookbook writer, cooking instructor, culinary tour guide, journalist, and food activist. Annie Copps has more than 30 years of experience both in the local and international food and travel. Currently, Chef Copps is the Senior Chef Instructor for Oceania and Regent cruise lines. These aren’t the only things Chef Annie Copps has done with her time. Chef Copps has also had experience in television, on the radio, as a food stylist, producer, speaker, consultant and so much more.
Chef Annie Mahle has also had more than 30 years of experience in her fields. Annie Mahle started working on windjammers as a mess cook but developed a real passion for food and cooking. For 25 years, Annie Mahle learned about cooking and food and that knowledge has helped her become head cook on the windjammers, then private chef on a Caribbean yacht. After studying at the Culinary Institute of America, Annie Mahle get classically trained by Swiss chef Hans Bucher. Now, Annie owns the Schooner J. & E. Riggin with her husband Captain Jon Finger. Annie’s cookbooks have been featured on the Today Show and even on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
About Schooner J. & E. Riggin
The historic Maine Windjammer, Schooner J.& E. Riggin was built in 1927 as an oyster dredger. Refitted for passenger travel she now takes 24 passengers on 3- to 6-day eco-friendly sailing vacations, departing from Rockland Maine. Sailing along the spruce-clad islands, unequaled rocky coastline and legendary lighthouse-dotted bays of Penobscot Bay, Maine. Specialty cruises include culinary, crafting, and music vacations.