WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When chef James Tranchemontagne heard the teen center in his town was facing a huge budget shortfall due to cuts in funding, he cooked up a fundraiser that others sunk their teeth into.
"We had talked about doing a set five-course dinner one night, and I was like, they need the money now," explained Tranchemontagne, who owns and operates the Frog and Turtle in downtown Westbrook. "The cuts are coming, school is coming, we have to make sure these kids are fed."
So he offered to cook up customized four-course meals with wine pairings for four if his guests donated $300 to the Mission Possible Teen Center."The nice thing about this fundraiser was you never wrote a check to the Frog and Turtle. You wrote the check directly to Mission Possible Teen Center," he said.