Tom Riordan and his son serve up a delicious way to raise scholarship fund for the University of Wisconsin

Tom Riordan, President of Maple Ridge Farms, took a break from break serving English Butter Toffee and Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels to make and serve a New Orleans favorite, Andouille Sausage and Chicken Gumbo, for the 33rd Annual University of Wisconsin E.A.T.S. Fundraiser.  Tom and his son, Bob, served over 300 bowls of spicy gumbo to generate student scholarships. This annual fundraising event, EATS (Educational Assistance Through Scholarships) is held the first Saturday in March, involves an evening of fine gourmet foods donated by local chefs at the University of Wisconsin Marathon Campus. The two who have been frequent chefs at this annual fundraiser are known for their delicious Cajun style cooking.  Bob Riordan teaches Philosophy at the University. 

Located in Mosinee, WI, Maple Ridge Farms, Inc., (ASI 68680, PPAI 114165, UPIC: MAPLE, SAGE 57654, founded in 1979, is the leading supplier of food gifts to the promotional products industry. Recognized for outstanding freshness, the line includes a complete variety of candies, handmade chocolates, fresh-roasted nuts, made-from-scratch baked goods, and smoked meats and cheeses of exceptional quality-presented in innovative gift boxes, gift baskets, gourmet towers, desk accessories, antique wooden vehicles, lead crystal and wooden collector boxes.