Chefs Brian & Shanna O’Hea at Disney World’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Logo 2019Shanna & Brian O’Hea, the chef/owners of Academe & The Kennebunk Inn will be returning to Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this October. The O’Heas have been guest chefs at Disney’s premier culinary event since 2010.

Culinary Demonstration

On Monday, October 7th, the Brian & Shanna will be giving a culinary demonstration during the the Food & Beverage Pairing Series. Their seafood demo will feature Asian Shrimp Toast and wine from Napa’s Treasury Wine Estates.

FOOD & BEVERAGE PAIRINGS - MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 - 2:30 PM / Seafood (Shrimp) & Wine - Brian & Shanna O’Hea, The Kennebunk Inn, Kennebunk, ME & John Lowe, Treasury Wine Estates, Napa, CA

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Party for the Senses – The Premier Epcot Food & Wine Event

The O’Heas will be entertaining a very fortunate group of guests at The Party for the Senses, Disney World’s most sophisticated event of the year. Chef Brian & Chef Shanna will be preparing Lobster & Dumplings with Watercress Pistou. The Party for the Senses is offered on five select Saturday evenings and features acclaimed chefs, personalities and entertainers. The event showcases the talents of more than 20 eminent chefs each evening.Epcot Food & Wine Party for the Senses - Brian and Shanna O'Hea - October 5, 2019


  • Alexandre Vacher, Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Brian & Shanna O’Hea, The Kennebunk Inn, Kennebunk, ME
  • Claudia Sandoval, Claudia’s Cocina, San Diego, CA
  • Dana Herbert, Desserts by Dana, Newark, DE
  • Emily Peksun, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Hichem Lahreche, Criollo Chocolatier, Orlando, FL
  • Jamie Simpson, Culinary Vegetable Institute at The Chef’s Garden, Milan, OH
  • Jet Tila, Team Tila Corp., Los Angeles, CA
  • Julia Thrash, Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Justin Wangler, Jackson Family Wines, Fulton, CA
  • Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs™
  • Meredith O’Connor, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Mette Dahlgaard Jensen, Gemyse at Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nicholas Crispino, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Phoolsuk Duffy, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Pierpaolo Premoli, Buckhead Life Restaurants, Atlanta, GA
  • Ron Rupert, Wine Bar George, Disney Springs™
  • Shangao Xu, China Pavilion, Epcot®
  • Tjetjep Sudiswa, Pioneer Hall, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Tyler Schmitt, Japan Pavilion, Epcot®


  • Artisanal Cheese Selections from Gourmet Foods International
  • Specialty Chocolate from Chocolate Accents
  • Twinings of London®
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company®

All appearances, menu items, presentations and events are subject to change without notice. All Party for the Senses events will take place in World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, located in Epcot. © Disney

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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.