Kate McAleer

Kate represents a new breed of young entrepreneurs who are breaking with the traditional career path.  They possess a renewed American spirit that drives them to create new businesses that are socially responsible while incredibly supportive of local communities.

After graduating from New York University and attending a year of  graduate work at Parsons/Cooper Hewitt, Kate pursued her passion of combining cultural history with the culinary arts. She earned diplomas in pastry arts and culinary management from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), Manhattan, New York and certificates from Ecole Chocolate, Vancouver. Kate is now a candidate for an MBA in Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

https://bixbyco.com/All Bixby products are manufactured in a 125 year old former ice plant located on a working marina on the Mid Coast of Maine that  Bixby & Co. has been refurbishing over time. The chocolate confections which are made from ethically sourced ingredients include Bixby Bars, Peanut Butter Bites,  Caramel Bites and  Clusters,  bear many certifications that include Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten-Free and Vegan Verification, Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate, SQF Level II Certification, and certified Women Owned.  Many products are distributed into nationally recognized stores.


Grand Tasting Party

Join us under the waterfront tent in the heart of town for a tasting party that features Maine’s top chefs who will share bites of their favorite dishes with you. Pair the bites with wines, beers, and other beverages. Bring your appetite and get ready to sample your way into summer.