CREATE IT Maine Recipe Challenge

Our second annual CREATE IT MAINE Recipe Contest inspired by all the wonderful cooking shows found on Maine Public's CREATE TV Channel is now closed to submissions!

THANK YOU to all of the chefs out there who sent us some amazing dessert recipes!

We — and our two SUPER partners in this contest, Southern Maine Community College and Sebago Brewing Company — are planning a LIVE bake-off featuring five finalists and we’d love you to join our audience!

Our LIVE bake-off will take place at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland on Saturday, April 28 starting at 2:00 pm. The activities will take place at the Culinary Arts Building on Fort Road. At the cook off, each dish will be prepared LIVE and judged by a panel of foodies.

The five finalists will each receive a prize packet including Sebago Brewing Co. gift certificates as well as certificates to area culinary stores to use to stock up their kitchens. The winner of the Create It Maine Recipe Contest will receive a $250 gift certificate and the runner-up will receive a $100 gift certificate!

Send us a note to if you would like to attend. It should be fun!

Our CREATE IT MAINE judging panel:

Kai Adams, Sebago Brewing Company VP & Co-founder
Jill Hannaford, Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager at The Peter A. McKernan Hospitality Center at Southern Maine Community College
Brant Dadaleares, seasoned Maine chef who is now in the final stages of opening his new dessert only restaurant, Gross Confection Bar, in the fall of 2018.
Public Affairs reporter, host and producer at Maine Public. Heard each weekday as host of Maine Calling.
Kryston Chapman, a baker with more than twenty years of experience creating her own original recipes and making custom cakes for weddings, birthdays or any special occasions. Kryston graduated with highest honors from the Culinary Arts program at Southern Maine Community College.