CREATE IT Maine Recipe Challenge

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on Saturday at SMCC in South Portland for our 2nd CREATE IT MAINE RECIPE BAKE-OFF!

Congratulations to Amanda Hawes — her Spiced Carrot, Beet, and Parsnip Cake with Honey Chevre Cream Cheese Frosting took the top prize in this year's competition!

Brant Dadaleares, 2018 recipe winner Amanda Hawes, Jill Hannaford, Jennifer Rooks and Maine Public's Morning Classical Music host Robin Rilette (from l. to r.)

Special thanks to our sponsors: Southern Maine Community College and Sebago Brewing Company.

Click HERE to view all of the recipes of our five finalists.

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.