Mary Tuthill is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who cooked professionally for 10 years in various restaurants and hotels in western MA, Hudson Valley, NY and Boston. From there she transitioned to a corporate catering position at UBS Bank in Stamford, CT. After working in a front of house position, she became a Specialty Team Leader for Whole Foods Market. From 2011 – 2017 Mary ran the Specialty program for Whole Foods Darien CT, Fairfield CT and lastly opening the West Palm Beach Florida specialty department. Through Whole Foods Market Mary became an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional in 2014. Looking to grow her passion in the cheese industry Mary knew it was time to move back to the Northeast. In 2017 that brought her to Waitsfield, Vermont to open and manage the Mad River Taste Place. Through managing the Mad River Taste Place, Mary has developed relationships with small producers giving her the opportunity to tell their stories and bring their products to a wider audience.