Academe Chef Shanna O’Hea To Compete in Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Contest

Chef Shanna Horner O'Hea, 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year FinalistChef Shanna Horner O’Hea, who owns The Kennebunk Inn along with her husband Brian, will vie for the title of “Maine Lobster Chef of the Year” at the 2013 “Harvest on the Harbor” festival. Chef Shanna’s entry in the competition will be “Lobster Lo’Maine,” her take on an Asian favorite. Her recipe, which you can see here, will feature cold Asian style noodles, miso, white soy dressing, sambal chili sauce, warm pork belly, and the star of the show, fresh Maine Lobster.

The four finalists for the 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition are: Chef Shanna O’Hea from Academe at The Kennebunk Inn and, Chef Brandon  Blethen from Robert’s Maine Grill, Chef Jon Gaboric from Natalie’s, and Chef Chris Long from Natalie’s.

The Maine Lobster Chef of the Year event takes place on at the Ocean Room at Ocean Gateway Thursday, October 24th from noon until 2:30 PM. Ocean Gateway is located at 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101.

View Shanna’s Recipe for Lobster Lo’Maine

Press Conference Photos – 2013 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Announcement

Photos courtesy of gBrittPR

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.