Cooking Demonstrations


A fan favorite! Talented chefs from UConn Dining Services will demonstrate cooking techniques and share some delicious recipes. 

Get inspired and then visit Storrs Farmers Market to load up on locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy, meats, and more! The Market will be open from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in front of the Mansfield Town Hall.

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2:30 PM

On Dog Lane

Chef Robert Landolphi, Assistant Director of Culinary Development, UConn Dining Services

On the menu:

Quinoa Butternut Kale Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette

Chef Robert Landlophi has enjoyed a variety of food related occupations including several years as a Wedding Coordinator/Banquet Manager at Glastonbury Hills Country Club, and owner and operator of the Sugar Shack Bakery in Storrs, Connecticut.  


He currently serves as a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor and Assistant Director of Culinary Development with the University of Connecticut.  


During Rob’s twenty years in the industry, he has received numerous awards including The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, NACUFS Best Local Recipe Contest, NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe Contest, and National Restaurant News Menu-Masters Awards.  


Rob has entertained audiences all the country with his unique cooking style, personality, and down to earth, yet informative demonstrations.

Rob’s media credits include an appearance on Food Network’s How Do You Iron Chef? promotion program while hosting the University of Connecticut’s Annual Culinary Olympics and an on CBS' The Early Show to demonstrate the intricacies of gluten free cooking during their “allergy free cooking” week.


Rob is a regular on WTNH Live at Nine and has had numerous appearances on NBC 30 News and Better Connecticut talk show program.  


Rob is an accomplished author of Gluten Free Everyday CookbookQuick Fix Gluten Free Cookbook, and Cooking Light: Gluten Free Baking

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