Kate Shaffer, Artistic Director & Founder
Kate is the author of Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier (Down East Books, 2011), which was a Bronze medalist in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards, a Finalist in the 2011 Foreword Indies Awards, and Food & Wine’s Top 25 Cookbooks of the Year in 2011. Kate is also the author of Chocolate for Beginners: Techniques and Recipes for Making Chocolate Candy, Confections, Cakes and More (Rockridge Press, 2019); and the forthcoming The Maine Farm Table Cookbook (W. W. Norton, 2021).
Kate has written about food and chocolate for the Portland Press Herald, Zest Magazine, Maine Food & Lifestyle, and Edible Maine.
You can reach Kate at email@example.com.
Steve Shaffer, Founder & CEO
Jordan Kellerman, Production Manager
Jordan joined the RCC team in September of 2015. He came to us with a long tenured background in operations management, primarily in the hospitality industry. He is a wealth of knowledge regarding operational analysis, lean efficiency manufacturing, cost containment initiatives and employee training and development. Chocolate production for him was a curiosity and fascination that quickly developed into a passion and obsession. Shortly after joining the team, Jordan traveled to the Callebaut Academy in Chicago to further refine his abilities as a chocolatier. He is grateful for the abundance of makers in Maine that help fuel our creativity and drive our business!
You can reach Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.