Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge

Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:15 Reception, Cash Bar, & Silent Auction, 6pm Dinner & Program
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge - a dining event to benefit Meals on Wheels in Central & Mid-Coast Maine

Featuring Top Maine Chefs, Celebrity Judges, and a Host of Celebrity Meals on Wheels “Delivery Volunteers” - All For a Great Cause!

Top Maine chefs will compete in Spectrum Generations 2nd Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Challenge by preparing a main dish using Meals on Wheels guidelines and ingredients and celebrating Maine food and growers. There will be passed hors d'oervres from each chef, salad & fresh focaccia bread, a serving of a main dish from one of the chefs, and dessert. A cash bar and silent auction will also be featured. Competing Chefs are Eloise 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!

Tickets are SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to our waiting list in case a ticket opens up, please call 620-1677. ~Thank you to everyone for your tremendous support!~

If you would like to still donate to Meals on Wheels, please do so through the ticket button below. THANK YOU!

You're Invited! Tickets are $75 per person or $550 per table of 8. Get some friends & colleagues together for a fun night out to help a great cause -- Meals on Wheels!

Purchase tickets at the link below or contact Jamie at 620-1677 or mail your ticket order to: Spectrum Generations, Attn: Jamie, PO Box 2589, Augusta, ME 04338
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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



Full sponsorship brochure is available by clicking here. Cash sponsorships and in-kind items, including items for our silent auction, are a great way to support Meals on Wheels in our community. Volunteer opportunities are also available, contact Jamie for more info at 620-1677
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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.

For registration, sponsorship, or questions, please contact Jamie Ribisi-Braley at at or call 620-1677

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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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



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