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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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