How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll with Bryan Holden ’09 and Maggie Seymour ’16

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll with Bryan Holden ’09 and Maggie Seymour ’16

Thursday, June 3
7:00 p.m. EDT

Lobster is an essential ingredient of an on-campus Bowdoin Reunion Weekend celebration. Join Bryan Holden ’09, chief development officer of Luke’s Lobster, and actor Maggie Seymour ’16 to learn how to make Luke’s Lobster’s famous lobster roll at home. Bryan will do a live demonstration and share everything you need to know about lobsters, and Maggie will moderate a live question-and-answer session with event attendees.

If you want to make a lobster roll along with Bryan and Maggie, an ingredient list for the session will be sent with your registration confirmation email. Luke’s Lobster is offering a special Bowdoin Reunion discount code, BOWDOIN10, valid for 10% off your order, which you can use to purchase ingredients directly from Luke’s Lobster Online Market. Place your order by Sunday, May 30, to have the items delivered in time for the demo.

To make your meal complete, Bowdoin’s Dining Service has shared recipes for campus lobster bake favorites: corn, cucumber, and blueberry salad and blueberry cake. Bon appétit Polar Bears!!

About Luke’s Lobster
Luke’s Lobster first opened its doors in New York City’s East Village in 2009 and now brings traceable, sustainable seafood to guests across the country. They work directly with fishermen to handpick the best seafood, bring it straight to their own seafood company, and then ship directly to the shacks. Cutting out the middleman means better tasting lobster, crab, and shrimp—and a fairer price for the fishermen.

Luke’s Lobster was opened with the vision of supporting and giving back to their local communities and to their Maine roots. Today, through their partnership and contributions to The Ocean Foundation, they work to support their coastal communities—the people and towns where their seafood comes from, and the waterways in and around the cities they call home—by funding activities that keep waters healthy and fishing communities strong. In 2018, Luke’s Lobster furthered its commitment to sustainability and socially conscious business practices by becoming a certified B Corporation.

Grab Your Reunion Swag!

To celebrate Reunion we’ve made special Bowdoin face masks for alumni who register for a Reunion event. When filling out your registration, please let us know if you’d like a mask and where you’d like us to mail it. You’re welcome to register for multiple Reunion events (and we hope you do!), but we will mail one mask per person.

The face masks are made by StringKing. Cofounded by Jake McCampbell ’11, StringKing is a leading supplier of lacrosse equipment that shifted its supply and manufacturing resources to producing PPE throughout the pandemic. Visit to read more about StringKing’s story.