Taste of the Nation®: Maine to Benefit Share Our Strength

Taste of the Nation Maine - 2013Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea will be representing Share Our Strength’s “Cooking Matters” program at the 2013 “Taste of the Nation®” fundraising event. Maine’s “Taste of the Nation®” will be held at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013.  “Taste of the Nation®” is North America’s premier culinary benefit with nearly 40 events held across the United States and Canada. Chefs, restauranteurs, and mixologists donate their time and talent to raise crucial funds for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry®” campaign to end childhood hunger. Since 1988, “Taste of the Nation®” has raised more than $68 million for Share Our Strength.

Brian & Shanna O'Hea at Taste of the Nation Maine

Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea working the Good Shepherd Food Bank Food Truck at Taste of the Nation: Maine

“Taste of the Nation – Maine” will feature food from more than 30 of Maine’s top chefs along with premium wines, spirits and craft beers. Tickets for the Event are $125.00 and the event runs from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM. VIP Tickets which include both “Taste of the Nation – Maine” and a special Maine Wine & Spirits pre-event reception are $200.00.  You can purchase tickets online from the Share Our Strength website.

Taste of the Nation – Maine
Sunday, June 23, 2013 – 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wolfe’s Neck Farm
184 Burnett Road
Freeport, ME 04032

Participating Restaurants:

  • Back Bay Grill
  • Black Birch
  • Chebeague Inn
  • Cinque Terre/Vignola
  • David’s Restaurant
  • DiMillos
  • East End Cupcakes and Gelato
  • Fiasco
  • Five Fifty-Five
  • Five-O
  • Fore Street
  • Harraseeket Inn
  • Hugo’s/Eventide Oyster Bar
  • Nonantum
  • Petite Jacqueline
  • Salt Exchange
  • Sea Glass Restaurant and Lounge
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Spread
  • The Farmer’s Table
  • The Front Room/The Grill Room/ The Corner Room
  • Walter’s Restaurant
  • When Pigs Fly
  • White Barn Inn
  • Zapoteca

Representing Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program:

  • Academe at The Kennebunk Inn
  • Frog & Turtle
  • Fish Bones
  • Browne Trading Company

 Mixologists:

  • Bar Lola
  • Black Birch
  • Zapoteca
  • David’s Restaurant

Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry Campaign

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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.