A Celebration of SMCC’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Programs

SMCC invites you to A Light on the Point, a celebration of SMCC’s many partners who help students grow into leaders of Maine’s most defining industries. Enjoy an unparalleled evening of food and drink featuring renowned Portland area chefs and alumni partnered with SMCC students.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, November 8

at SMCC’s Culinary Arts Center on our South Portland Campus

VIP Cocktail Hour (75 tickets) – 5-6 p.m.

Featuring the area’s top mixologists from Portland Hunt & Alpine Club and Fore Street and oysters from Eventide.

Reception – 6-8:30 p.m.

Creative fare prepared by SMCC students under the expert guidance of local celebrity chefs and hospitality professionals. Includes beer and wine.


Chefs & Mixologists

  • Central Provisions, Chris & Paige Gould
  • David’s Restaurants, David Turin
  • Evo Kitchen and Bar, Matt Ginn
  • Fore Street, Adam Beckworth
  • Lolita Vinoteca and Asador, Guy Hernandez
  • Piccolo, Ilma Lopez
  • Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, Trey Hughes
  • Sur Lie, Emil Revera
  • Union at the Press Hotel, Josh Berry

Food & Spirits

  • Eventide Oyster Co.
  • Stroudwater Distillery
  • Devenish Wines
  • Fore River Brewing Co.

Our Honoree

A Light on the Point honors the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Casco Bay Association for its long-time support of SMCC culinary students through scholarships, mentoring and professional learning opportunities. Their dedication to the culinary industry is a beacon for our students, our college and our region’s foodie culture. For more information about our honoree, visit the ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association webpage.


Don’t miss out on one of this fall’s hottest event, visit our Eventbrite webpage and purchase tickets now!

Ticket prices include beer and wine.


Thank you to our sponsors for your generous support of SMCC and this event.

President Circle Sponsors – $5,000

Light on the Point Presidential Circle Sponsors

Spring Point Light Sponsor – $2,500

Willard Beach Sponsors – $1,000

  • Miss Portland Diner
  • Texas Instruments
  • Town and Country
  • Jen and Travis Metz
  • Portland Harbor Hotel
  • Jobs in Maine
  • Becky’s Diner
  • Olympia Companies
  • The Rowley Agency
  • Jim Mitchell
  • Door Services, Inc.

Fort Road Sponsors – $500

  • Hoodz of Southern Maine and Advance Food Service Equipment
  • Casco Bay Food and Beverage
  • Jobs in US
  • Coast Line Credit Union
  • Servpro of Portland

In-Kind Sponsors

  • CVC Catering Group, Bartending
  • Devonish Wines, Wine
  • Eventide, Oysters
  • Foreriver Brewing, Beer
  • Maine Shellfish
  • O’Maine Studios, Videography
  • Portland Press Herald, Advertising
  • Stroudwater Distillery, Spirits

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please download the A Light on the Point Sponsorship Flyer or contact us directly.

Who does this event benefit?

All proceedes from A Light on the Point benefit the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs at SMCC as well as student scholarships and the President’s Emergency Fund, which provides financial support to deserving students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties.

Directions & Maps

The SMCC Culinary Arts Building is located at 80 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Parking is available on campus (please follow the “Event Parking” signs). For directions and a map of the campus, please browse the information below.

From I-95

  • Take exit 45 (Maine Mall Road, Payne Road). Coming off the exit, proceed straight (1.7 miles) to Route 1 (Main Street) in South Portland. Turn left onto Route 1 North.
  • At the fourth set of lights, turn right onto Broadway.
  • Proceed straight on Broadway for about two miles and take right at the fifth light to continue on Broadway.
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile on Broadway.
  • At SMCC sign, turn right into parking lot.

From I-295

  • Take exit 6a (Forest Avenue South).
  • Immediately bear to the right onto Route 77 South, which turns into State Street. Follow all the way through downtown Portland.
  • At the bottom of a large hill, State Street bears right over the Casco Bay Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, proceed straight through the lights and follow the road (Broadway) for approximately 1 mile.
  • At SMCC sign, turn right into parking lot.


For a more detailed view of this campus, download our South Portland Campus Map.

View our South Portland Campus on Google Maps.