Darlington School: Podcast Episode 36: A Chat with Megan Ware ('09) 
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Podcast Episode 36: A Chat with Megan Ware (’09)

December 16, 2021 | 221 views

Welcome to Episode 36 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Julia (Douglas) Thomas ('07, LD '15), director of annual giving, chats with Megan Ware ('09), executive pastry chef for three local restaurants, about her Darlington experience; her career, including a recent appearance on the Food Network; and the school's Darlington Connects program.

Julia Douglas returned to her alma mater to serve as director of annual giving in 2015. As such, she spends most of her time connecting with members of our school community and raising money for The Darlington Fund, the school's top fundraising priority. 

Megan Ware holds a degree in food industry marketing and administration at the University of Georgia and went on to study baking and pastry arts at The New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. She worked at The Georgian Room in Sea Island before bringing her culinary mastery back home to Rome and collaborating with restauranteur Kevin Dillmon. She now serves as executive pastry chef for Aventine, Honeymoon Bakery, and Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers. Megan and her Honeymoon Bakery colleague, Kate White, recently competed on and won the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown."

About Darlington Connects:Darlington Connects

Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight on our website or social media
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Click here to read more about how to get involved in Darlington Connects and email connect@darlingtonschool.org with questions.  


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org