Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge

Congratulations to the Celebrity Chef Challenge 2014 Judges' Choice winner Christopher Bassett of Azure Cafe in Freeport and the People's Choice winner Eloise Humphrey of El Camino in Brunswick! Thank you to all chefs, guests, and the community for raising over $14,000 for Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels!



The 2nd Annual Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge was held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Competing Chefs wereEloise Humphrey of El Camino in Brunswick, Christopher Bassett of Azure Cafe in Freeport, David Pendexter of The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern in Brunswick, and Chris Geer of Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro in Freeport.  Click here to meet the chefs!


Jana Barnello
Good Day Maine, WGME


Laura Benedict
The Red Barn & The Red Barn Cares Foundation, Augusta


Tim O'Brien
2013 Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge Judges' Choice Winner, Owner & Chef at Trattoria Athena and Enoteca Athena, Brunswick

Nancy Heiser
Food writer and former restaurant critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram


Christine Burns Rudalevige
Food writer, recipe developer, and recipe tester for Cooking Light,'s The Salt, Food52, Whole Foods, Zest Maine, Portland Press Herald's Source, and more


Proceeds from the evening benefit Spectrum Generations’ Meals on Wheels program and We Sustain Maine initiative which supports Maine farmers by including Maine food products in its Meals on Wheels and community dining programs. By bringing food from the fields of Maine farms to the plates of Maine’s seniors and disabled adults, We Sustain Maine reduces senior hunger, supports Maine farmers, and ultimately helps Maine’s economy by reinvesting local dollars back into our community.

Spectrum Generations prepares and delivers over 200,000 meals to more than 1,300 home bound seniors and disabled adults who depend on Meals on Wheels for their nutrition.

To get on the sponsorship or ticket mailing list for the 2015 event, contact Jamie at 620-1677 

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Patron Sponsors:


Supporter Sponsors:

Friend Sponsors:

CHANS Home Health Care & Hospice
Midcoast Federal Credit Union
Roy Farmer Associates/Carleton Group
Norway Savings Bank
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Androscoggin Bank
Maine Farmland Trust - Unity Food Hub



The first annual Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge was held in Bath at the Maine Maritime Museum on September 25, 2013. Community members came together and raised over $13,000 to benefit Meals on Wheels and We Sustain Maine.

Congratulations to Chef Tim O'Brien of Trattoria Athena for being awarded Judges' Choice and Wendy Larson of Slates for being awarded People's Choice!

Photos from the 2013 Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Celebrity Challenge