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Maine Food and Beverage Education Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in the state of Maine. We aim to serve as a bridge between Maine's food producers and its public. How? By offering meaningful, educational ways for the public to encounter and connect with Maine's diverse food producers. Simply put, we are a community and public resource working to create economic impact within Maine's food communities.

Maine Tasting Center is the name of our campus in Wiscasset, a well-provisioned, central location where we run our classes, operate our Tasting Room, and offer space to our industry partners, producer partners and community partners from across the state for their own educational purposes.

Sustainable, thriving food systems require a nuanced understanding of stakeholders and stakes: to this end, we provide educational opportunities that bring to the surface the rich narratives to be found within the Maine food system.


Where are we going? One day, we'd like to be the foremost public food education resource and food tourism destination in Maine - your visitors center for all things Maine food and drink. 


Want to join us on the journey?

Maine Food and Beverage Education Center

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 88-1777897) that builds bridges between Maine's food and beverage producers and the public.


Meet Our Team

Sara Gross headshot
Kerry Payne headshot
Caroline Chung headshot


Executive Director


Development Director


Industry Relations Coordinator

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Liz Gross headshot

Andrew Gross

​Finance Director

Liz Gross

​Culinary Director

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