Le Jeune Chef Restaurant
Visiting Chef Series

Le Jeune Chef Visiting Chef

Since its inception in 1992, the Visiting Chef Series has become one of the most prestigious fine dining events in Pennsylvania. It attracts world-renowned chefs to the kitchens of Pennsylvania College of Technology and to the elegant campus restaurant, Le Jeune Chef.

Students have the unique privilege of working side-by-side with creative talents who have reached the pinnacle of their chosen field. It is a priceless opportunity for students, faculty, and restaurant staff to experience the best the culinary world has to offer.

The culmination of the chef's visit is a gala fundraising dinner prepared by the visiting chef, students and faculty, and serviced in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant. The evening's exclusive gourmet menu is complemented by fine wine flights to create a dinner experience that is unforgettable. Enthusiastic patrons reserve seats as much as a year in advance of the dinner, a testimony to the success of the series.


Brian and Shanna O'Hea, Chef-Owners

The Kennebunk Inn and Academe Maine Brasserie and Tavern

 Kennebunk, ME

Friday, February 21, 2014

6:30 p.m. in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

(Please be present by 6:15 p.m. for seating)

In 2003, the O'Hea husband and wife team purchased the Kennebunk Inn (c.1799) where they injected their contemporary culinary creativity and transformed the dining room of the 18th century inn into a brasserie. Graduates of the Culinary Institute of America, Shanna has studied under Michel Boulard, developing classical pastry skills indicative in her unique dessert offerings. Brian previously worked at 5757 Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York and as Executive Chef for ARAMARK. Academe's signature Lobster Pot Pie has been featured in Oprah Magazine, on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", and on Travel Channel's "Food Paradise". Both chefs love to travel and participate in culinary events around the world, including the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and have been guest chefs on Holland America Cruise Line. Later this year they will appear on Oceania Cruise Lines during the "Cruising with the Chefs" program presented by Bon Appetit Magazine.

Tickets: $100 per person. Tables of eight are available.

Payment requested at time of reservation.



To register for the dinner

Please call the Special Events Office at (570) 320-5229

or email specialevents@pct.edu

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Monday, November 4

The wine flight for the Visiting Chef Dinner is carefully selected to complement the different courses of the meal. To provide consistent service, there will be 18-20 ounces of wine served to each guest. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot honor requests for additional wine purchases.


Past Visiting Chefs

  • Darrin Aoyama
    Houston, Texas
  • Donald Barickman
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Phillip Brown
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Russell Bry
    Chicago, Illinois
  • William C. Butler
    Former Dean, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Charles Carroll
    Houston, Texas
  • Callie Chalmers
    Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Leah Chase
    New Orleans, Louisanna
  • Steven Chiappetti
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Kusuma Cooray
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Bert Cutino
    Monterey, California
  • Travis Dale
    Chesterton, Indiana
  • Todd Downs
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Dennis Eckrote
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Timothy H. Eldridge
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Scott Endy
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dominique Filoni
    Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Gregg Flisiak
    Chesterton, Indiana
  • John Folse
    Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Greg Gable
    Ephrata, Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Gross
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Traci Des Jardins
    San Francisco, California
  • Richard Kimble
    New York City, New York
  • Robert Kinkead
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sabrina LaRosa
    Calabria, Italy
  • Andrew Masciangelo
    Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
  • George Mavrothalassitis
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Robert Mobilian
    Aspen, Colorado
  • Brian and Shanna O'Hea
    Kennebunk, Maine
  • Gale E. O'Malley
    White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • Jean-Louis Palladin
    Washington, D.C.
  • Georges Perrier
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Matthew Pike
    Santa Anita, California
  • Joseph Poon
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kristi Ritchey
    Los Angeles, California
  • David Robins
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • DeJuan Roy
    St. Augustine, Florida
  • Steven Schimoler
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Walter Schug
    Sonoma County, California
  • Rudy Smith
    Snowmass Village, Colorado
  • Walter Staib
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dave Sturgis
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jeff Vigilla
    Amelia Island, Florida
  • Jeff Vosburgh
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Errol Walters
    Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania

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