NECI Chef Marcus Hamblett, his wife Erika and Chase, their 5-year old son (and chef-in-training), have set out on an unforgetable culinary odyssey with a mission to cook in all 50 states.
Chef Marcus, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and former Alumni Association President, has been a chef instructor at NECI since 2003. He and his family recently decided to pack up their belongings and set out on the journey of a lifetime in an effort to get “behind the line” in every state.
They set off on Saturday, July 7th in their truck and 26-foot trailer in tow for a year long odyssey that most people only dream about. During their time out on the road they will be visiting NECI Alumni, performing demos at tech centers and upscale food markets and staging in various restaurants.
They plan to spend the first couple of weeks in New England and then head west on a northerly route. They will hit Sturgis, South Dakota (for the Harley Davidson rally in mid-August) with stops in Wisconsi, Minneapolis, Iowa, Nebraska, Boulder and Breckinridge as well as Montana and MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They will return on the southern route after visiting San Francisco and plan to be back in time to congratulate NECI’s 2008 graduating class.
Keep checking back to find out where they have been, where they are going and where in the world they are now!