Thursday, April 20, 2023  |  The Music Hall  |  Portsmouth, NH


Join us on March 31, 2022 for the first-ever cooking competition in the Seacoast to benefit Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Four renowned chefs from across the Seacoast will compete in an intense “mystery basket” style, timed cooking competition eager to win the vote of the celebrity judges! Hosted by Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito and Evan Hennessey, chef/owner of Stages at One Washington, this exquisite new event is a must attend!

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family in 2017 and is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable health care with a 115-year history of compassionate care and innovation. Serving its communities since 1906, and now with locations in Portsmouth and Dover, it is a family of 400 providers and 3,500 employees, including more than 500 nurses, and 200 volunteers dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

All proceeds support the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation Annual Fund, which funds projects that strengthen programs and services offered at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital allowing clinicians and staff to continue to provide outstanding, compassionate care to the Seacoast community.

Looking for an extra special experience? VIP tickets include premier show seating, a special giveaway bag with complimentary goodies and a signed cookbook from Mary Ann Esposito. Plus, you will have the opportunity to take photos on the stage, and meet Mary Ann Esposito, Evan Hennessy and participating chefs.

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our incredible corporate sponsors for helping make this event a success!