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Benedict M. Holden

  • Born 1947, grew up in West Hartford
  • Long time resident of Avon
  • Since 2003, resident at Boulder Ridge of Canton


  • Seven years as Chef de Cuisine and Pastry (including Cafe 880 Jazz, Hartford) and teacher of Pastry Baking
  • Ten years in retail electronics and audio sales (including Tweeter, Etc., Newington)
  • Fifteen years in floor covering trade; managed eight retail stores (including Carpet Factory Outlet, Avon)
  • Owned three businesses--made money in two of them


  • ╔cole de Gastronomie Franšaise Ritz-Escoffier, Paris: Postgrad study
  • Connecticut Culinary Institute: Diploma, 1996
  • University of Hartford: B.A., History, 1971
  • Journalism Training Institute, Catholic University, Washington, DC: 1964
  • Northwest Catholic High School, 1965

Civic Experience:

  • Mentor/Advisor, Charity Grad Student-Social Worker Internship Program, 1999-2001
  • Cofounder/Director, The Bounce Tube, 1967-1973 (produced free concerts in city parks)
  • Executive & Finance Committee, University of Hartford Board of Regents, 1969-1970
  • President/Chairman, University of Hartford Student Association, 1968-1970
  • Publisher, UHNews Liberated Press; Vietnam Summer; American Independence Movement; Students for a Democratic Society; Liberation News Service; Summerthing-Boston; Philadelphia Folk Festival; Action Planning Group, Student MOBE; Earth People's Park, etc.

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