Chef/Owners Shanna Horner O'Hea & Brian O'HeaMeeting first as students at the Culinary Institute of America, Brian and Shanna O’Hea are dedicated to building on The Inn’s established reputation for quality, value and service. They are eager to share their passion for good food enhanced by a warm and welcoming environment of hospitality.

The O’Heas’ professional skills have been finely honed through assignments in Boston, Connecticut, Florida, London and New York in settings ranging from premier hotels (The Four Seasons) and university campuses (M.I.T.) to luxurious clubs and resorts (Dixie Landing, Grand Floridian, Ocean Reef and Greenwich Country Club), as well as private homes and estates. The O’Heas’ mentors include some of the most talented and celebrated figures in the culinary world: Madeleine Kamman, author and PBS series host of “Madeleine Cooks” and Michel Boulard, former chef to the King of Belgium and one of New York’s premier, private French chefs.

In 1972, Shanna, then only several months old, accompanied her parents on a trip to the coast of Maine. Two events stand out from her initial exposure to Maine. First, the trip culminated in the family’s purchase of a lobsterman’s cottage, which to this day serves as their seasonal home in Harpswell. Second, celebrating their cottage purchase at a local, Maine restaurant, the Horners were asked to leave because of their crying baby daughter. Shanna’s return with her husband, Brian, to Maine and to a restaurant (and Inn) of their own certainly represents an ironic twist in “the rest of the story”…

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