Maine Ahead Magazine Profile of Chefs/Innkeepers Shanna & Brian O’Hea

Academe Chefs Shanna Horner O’Hea and Brian O’Hea were profiled in the “Chef’s Choice” feature article on Maine Ahead Magazine in the January – February issue. Maine Ahead is a statewide business & lifestyle magazine focuing on Maine executives, entrepreneurs and business owners.

OPENING YOUR OWN inn and restaurant is a gutsy undertaking. even for highly trained chefs. Shanna Horner O’Hea and Brian O’Hea did it while they were still newlyweds. In the eight years since, the pair has turned The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe, into a community anchor. National attention through the show Best Thing I EverAte, which featured the O’Hea’s lobster pot pie, has also turned their place into a crustacean-Iovers’destination.

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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.