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OAC Board Members

Former Board Members

With the help of many!

We cannot make this organization work without help from some very special people. Thank you to all who serve to make our community a more lovely place.

Ontonagon Artist Collective

Founding Board Member
Arlene Coco Buscombe
2022 - 2023

Chef Arlene Coco, A professional culinary instructor, was Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her frequent international travels to over 19 countries are her greatest source of gastronomic inspiration and where she learned the basics of the international cuisines, she teaches today in her cooking classes.

With a background of over three decades as a professional chef and caterer, Arlene is always researching something new and exciting every day.

Being an accomplished cookbook author, her book “Cajun Cooking, making it easy” (wordwarepress 1997) was voted one of the top 72 Cajun cooking books of all time by Book Authority. She promotes her message of creative  cooking through television appearances, food writing, recipe development and cooking classes.

Arlene is the past president of the Minneapolis St. Paul chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, Past Board member of the Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association, and a member of Women Who Really Cook. When she is not cooking, being an Ontonagon resident, she enjoys recreating on the shore of Lake Superior kayaking, biking, and hiking.

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