Twenty-Fourth Annual Chefs' Gala Results!

On April 29, 2017 the greater Ellsworth area community came together to raise funds for new, three-dimensional mammographic imaging technology for the Breast Clinic at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. 
“I am thrilled to announce that with the success of the twenty-fourth annual Chefs’ Gala event we have met our goal for funding the purchase of this equipment,” says Jack Frost, Director of Philanthropy at the hospital. “It’s really amazing to see our community – both businesses and private citizens – come together to support healthcare in Hancock County.  Every year we have seen more people get involved, from volunteering to ensure that all of the attendees have a great evening to sponsorships that help provide the decorations and entertainment.” Over 400 guests toasted the successful fundraiser and danced the night away at this year’s event, raising over $60,000.
Along with Camden National Bank, long time lead sponsor of the event , many of the supporting businesses and chefs return year after year. “It really is a stand-out event from a chef’s perspective,” says Chip Butterwick of Chipper’s Restaurant in Hancock, “it’s a lot of fun getting a bunch of different chefs together and having so many cuisines in one place – for restaurant owners it’s a really fun way to give back to the community.”

High resolution candid photos, taken by Tom Starno, can be found by clicking here.

High resolution posed photos, taken by Steven and Nicole Vachon, can be found by clicking here.

A full list of sponsors can be found below - thank you so much for all of your support!


Presenting Sponsor

Camden National Bank



Darlings Auto Mall and Darling Chevrolet


Chefs’ Court

Mrs. Edith R. Dixon and Witham Family Hotels



Atlantic Landscape Construction



Jones, Kuriloff, & Sargent, LLC


Lights & Sound

Wallace Events


Photo Booth

Stanley Subaru



Steven and Nicole Vachon

Tom Starno


Coat Check

The Mary Dow Center Staff


Powder Room

Amy’s Salon and Spa


Valet Parking

Southwest Harbor Friends of MCMH

Trenton Volunteer Fire Department


Top Hat
Anonymous (3)
Jeffrey and Alice Dow
Domenic Efter and Arlyn Whitelaw
Dianna and Ben Emory
Madeline H. Hamersley
Maritime Radiology Associates, P.C.
Stanley Subaru - Mark and Samantha Politte
Coastal Anesthesia - Dr. John T. Frankland
Commerce Bank
Eaton Peabody
Chad & Michele Francis
Freshwater Stone - Jeff and Candy Gammelin
Alan and Vicki Goldstein
King Electric Co.
Sean and Andrea Maloney
Robert and Susan Merrill
Merrill Furniture
Old Port Advisors
John F. Partridge, Sr.
Sheena Whittaker and Richard Larson
Diamond Ring
Audiology Center of Maine
Alan L. Baker
Judith Baker
Blue Hill Laundry Services, Inc.
Denis Bouffard and Monica Moeller
Jim Bradley and Jamie O'Keefe
Card Enterprises
Molly and Tom Collins
Dead River Company
Dennis J. King Masonry, Inc.
EBS Building Supplies
Margaret Edgecomb
Lincoln and Debbie Ehrlenbach
W.S. Emerson Company
Thomas and Carroll Fernald
Ruth Foster
Jack and Brenda Frost
Full Circle Printing - Scott and Michelle Vicnaire
Maureen Giunta
Hannaford - Ellsworth
Sally J. Hutchins
The Knowles Company - Lili Pew and Mia Thompson
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
Realty of Maine
Schoodic Animal Hospital
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
Karen W. Stanley
Storage Plus, LLC - Mark and Nancy Remick
Adin and Heather Tooker
Maralyn "Pete" Turnbull
Nick and Dottie Vachon
James W. Wadman and Kim Allen-Wadman
Marian and David Wells
Tom and Lona Wheeler
Willey's Sport Center
Robert and Geraldine Williams
Dr. Peter Witham and Ms. Susan Alperin
ABM Mechanical, Inc.
Acadia Realty Group LLC
Charles Alexander and Timothy McCormick
Ardelle and Jack Bigos
Blue Hill Accounting, LLC
Nat and Jane Bradley
Brogue Insurance & Financial Services
Brown Appliance and Mattress, Inc.
Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency
Coastline Homes OpCo, LLC
Coca Cola of Northern New England
Downeast Graphics
The Eagle's Lodge Motel
Linda C. Elliott
Ellsworth Chain Saw Sales
Enman Construction Mgmt.
Joel Farley and Kelly McKenney
Bob and Jean Fernald
Lauri E. Fernald
Evelyn W. Foster
Fraser Associates Architects
Fred's Coffee Company, Inc.
Gilman Electrical Supply
Glidden Auto Body
Greenway Equipment Sales
Jane Ham
Lloyd and Martha Harmon
Betty and Richard Hatch
Jerri A. Holt, PGM
Jeannie's Great Maine Breakfast
Joyce M. Johnston
Jones Real Estate Agency
Jacquelynn E. Kaufman
Dee LaCasce
The Lundy Family
Lynam Insurance Agency
Lynam Real Estate Agency
John and Teresa Lynch
Edward and Lillian Miller
Larry and Phyllis Mobraaten
Morris Fire Protection
Linda Napier
Noble Heating
Performance Foodservice NorthCenter
Crystal and Justin Richards
Drs. Marta Rieman and Bart Clayton
J.T. Rosborough, Inc
Sargent Real Estate
Laura Schoene and Robert Trites
Schoodic Insurance Services
Larry and Jeanette Smith
Peg and Albie Smith
Skip and Carol Smith
Carole A. Spencer
Star 97.7
State Farm Insurance - Wayne and Linda Buzzell
Dudbridge T. and Rosa Taylor
Mary Donnell Townley
Trenton Market Place IGA
Susan E. Webber
Webersinn Appraisal Company
The Winter Harbor Agency

Thank You Chefs and Restaurants
Special thanks to Chef Chip Butterwick and Chipper’s Restaurant and Catering Co.
Airline Brewing
The Bangkok Restaurant
Big Cat’s Catering
Downeast Cheesecakes
Finn’s Irish Pub and Flexit Café & Bakery
Luigi Del Conte Sauces
Morton’s Moo
Patti Cakes
Rooster Brother
Committee Members
Michele Francis-Chair
Judy Baker
Amy Bates
JoAnn Brown
Sue Busque
Chip Butterwick
Melissa Clark
Susan Custis
Linda Elliott
Angelo Ferraro
Carolyn Ferraro
Jack Frost
Maureen Giunta

Andrea Glidden
Michael Hangge
Sally Hutchins
Alicia Johnson
Jody King
Tina Reiff
Crystal Richards
Carol Smith
Carole Spencer
Sara Spencer
Jake Taylor
Mary Townley
Tom Wheeler
Gretchen Wilson
Special Acknowledgements
AAA Northern New England
Acadia Fuel
Atlantic Landscape Construction
Big Cat’s Catering
Burger King - Ellsworth
Camden National Bank employees
Cape Air
China Hill
Chipper’s Restaurant & Catering
Cross Insurance
Darling’s Auto Mall and Darling’s Chevrolet
Dexter Revitalization Committee
Downeast Cheesecakes
Dunkin’ Donuts - Ellsworth
Finn’s Irish Pub
Flexit Café & Bakery
Friends & Family Market
Getchell Brothers Ice
Governor’s Restaurant - Ellsworth
Hannaford – Ellsworth
April Hartford
Helen’s Restaurant
Joe Prada’s Little Neck Clams
The Lucerne Inn
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Employees and Volunteers
Maine Shellfish Company
Martha’s Diner
McDonald’s – Ellsworth
Mike’s Country Store
Morton’s Moo
Mount Desert Spring Water
Pat’s Pizza – Ellsworth
Patricia Patterson King
Patti Cakes
Pepsi Beverages Company
The Ramada – Ellsworth
Red Sox
R.H. Foster
Rooster Brother
Spinney Creek Oysters
State Street Market
Subway - Ellsworth
Sylvia’s Café
Taunton Bay Oysters