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The Media Kitchen is a place for chefs,foodies,agencies and food & beverage companies to create content and share it with the world.
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Hello and thank you for visiting our kickstarter!  The O'Maine Media Kitchen is unlike any other kitchen in the country, or at least we haven't found one doing what we are doing, and that is pretty exciting. 

 Our goal is to be the creative foodie center of our city, and to shine a light on the amazing foodie talent here for the world to see. We happen to have the media chops to make this happen. Rory, our founder, is a long time media pro, having founded Resort Sport Network, the Emmy award winning World Adventure Sports, produced the Emmy winning Lobster Chef of the Year for NESN and is a consultant to Warren Miller Films before founding the O'Maine Studio and Media Kitchen with the goal of creating a world class media kitchen and foodie hub right here in our amazing city.

The kitchen is a big beautiful space set up as a place for anyone who is involved in food to come and create, celebrate or teach.  It is a space ready for lights, camera, action so we can capture content and create everything from full feature TV shows to short cooking videos for social media, to educational content. Our everyday work is creating branded content of all kinds for national and local food companies.

 We are working with some of the incredibly talented James Beard award winning chefs in Portland to create  foodie tv shows, kids cooking classes where kids are paired with chefs, and will be the Culinary Arts center for some of Portland's colleges, universities and high schools. Classes will range from french cooking to food photography and styling to wine tastings and mixology courses.  Classes are only limited by imagination.

We are making plans to host chefs from all over the country and to capture their stories on film as well as shine a light on the amazing community in Portland. Thank you for supporting us!

Risks and challenges

As with any project there are unexpected obstacles, but we have worked hard to anticipate these challenges. We are renovating a space that was a commercial kitchen a year ago and are fortunate that the infrastructure of a commercial kitchen is in place. The gas lines, the water lines, power, ventilation are all there and once we have the equipment we will be able to install and be ready for action,. We have talked to city officials about permitting to make sure we have all our ducks in a row before the first appliance and camera goes in. Keeping informed and asking questions helps us to anticipate everything we can.

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    Zombie Dinner with Kyle Rankin! Hollywood director and native son Kyle Rankin at a Pop Up Dinner at the studio, date TBD. An evening of Kyle's favorite native eats and an evening of director storytelling. This is very special and thank you to Kyle!

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    A heartfelt thank you note, an invitation to the launch party and use of the garden studio for 4 hours for a cookout, a cornhole evening or a garden party. We provide the space, the grill and the cornhole, you provide the supplies!

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    Pop UP Dinner with Al Roker! Private event at the Studio, for 30 people. A maine chef will serve up Al's favorite dishes and a once in a lifetime chance to have dinner with the beloved Al Roker

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    A heartfelt thank you note, an invitation to the launch party and use of the Media Kitchen for you and twenty of your friends for an evening of holiday cooking, book club or whatever you dream up! We provide the space you provide the supplies.

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    A heartfelt thank you note, an invitation to the launch party and use of the main studio for a special event for 50 friends and family. You have access to our 30 foot cyc wall for movie night, NFL night, an Oscar party, whatever you dream up. We provide the studio, the lights and the cyc wall, you provide supplies.

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    Family holiday photo! Come to the studio for a professional photo shoot for your famiiy card. We can green screen the background and put your family in the Jurassic era, at the Pyramids or in front of a roaring fire with a Yeti. Make your card awesome this year.

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    Make your own music video! Is your husband in a garage band? Does your child play in a band? Is your wife a stand up comedienne? Give them the ultimate gift, their own music video, shot and produced by us and ready for the big time. What better holiday or birthday gift for someone special?

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    Private Pop Up Dinner! Invite 50 friends or colleagues for a very special pop up dinner at the O'Maine Media Kitchen and Studio. We will provide a chef to create a fabulous dinner, create a festive environment, and you provide the supplies.

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    A hearfelt thank you note, an invitation to our launch party and use of our entire studio for an evening for a birthday party, a wedding, or just a fabulous party for you and 150 people! We provide a fully set up studio space with lighting, a disco ball, and a sound system. You provide the food, or we can call food trucks for you.

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