Chef Shanna O’Hea Takes 1st Place in Birthday Cake Contest for President George H. W. Bush’s 90th Birthday

Shanna O’Hea chef/owner of the Kennebunk Inn took first place in the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s “90 Cakes for 90 Years” contest and celebration on Thursday, June 12, 2014.  The Kennebunkport Historical Society held a birthday celebration at the historic First Families museum in Kennebunkport, Maine to honor former President and longtime summer resident George H. W. Bush. Shanna, who along with her husband Brian, are the chefs and owners of The Kennebunk Inn and it’s restaurant Academe in downtown Kennebunk.

The town-wide celebration of “41’s” birthday included a birthday sing-along, cake, and ice cream.


Chef Shanna O'Hea's 1st Place Birthday Cake - President George H W Bush's 90th Birthday

Chef Shanna O’Hea’s 1st Place Birthday Cake – President George H W Bush’s 90th Birthday


If you missed the celebration, we have some very nice video links for you below.

Video footage of the President’s jump and interview with Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliot who tandem jumped with the former President on both his 85th and 90th birthdays.

WCSH-6, NBC-TV in Portland, Maine has some great on-the-ground footage of the jump that you probably haven’t seen if you are from outside Southern Maine.

About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.