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Foodies to Flock to the Slopes of Sunday River Resort

The Chef Summit culinary event returns to the slopes January 28

December 1, 2016

NEWRY, ME (December 1, 2016)-Ski resorts are becoming known for not only their terrain but their culinary experiences as well. On January 28, 2017, Sunday River Resort and O'Maine Studios will host the second annual Chef Summit event, which pairs an industry conference and consumer tasting events with the top chefs and mixologists in New England.

New this year, the Chef Summit will include a kick-off celebration of National Blueberry Pancake Day with a Breakfast Cook-off in the Foggy Goggle restaurant at Sunday River's South Ridge Lodge. Eight chef teams will redefine "the pancake" using wild blueberries, Sunday River's own maple syrup, and other creative ingredients to be judged by a panel of chefs and media. Guests can indulge in this delicious pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Later that night, the second annual Tasting Event returns to Grand Ave restaurant in Sunday River's Jordan Hotel from 6-9 p.m. There, guests can enjoy samples from 10 chefs, with one wine pairing and two mixologists' concoctions.  Returning chef teams to this year's Tasting Event include award-winning Big Tree Hospitality's Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, and Hugo's, and EVO's Matt Ginn. Newcomer five fifty-five, Portland's famed restaurant, will also participate. Tickets are $79 per person. 

Tickets for the Breakfast Cook-off and the Tasting Event are available to purchase online at, along with up-to-date information and video recipe teasers. For media inquiries, please contact Sunday River's Director of Communications, Darcy Lambert, at or 207-824-5243.

About Sunday River 
Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. More information at

About O'Maine Studios
O'Maine Studios is located in Portland, Maine and provides turn-key production facilities and content development with a focus on production services, content development, and community events. More information at