Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off

Devon Delaney, of Westport, Connecticut won the 2017 Mushroom Festival with her Bon Vivant Mushroom and Chicken Crepes recipe. Last year’s theme was Mushrooms and Chicken.

The Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off is on Saturday, September 8 in the Special Events Tent.
Cooking starts at 10:30 am. Judging begins at 11:30 am.

The 2018 theme is: Mushrooms Blended with Grassfed Beef or Lamb.

Blended mushroom recipes require ground mushrooms to be mixed with a protein. As a trendy meat extender, the mushrooms create a unique, flavorful combination for burgers, meatballs, tacos, stuffing, or even a Bolognese sauce. The 2018 Mushroom Festival Amateur Cook-Off will focus on blending mushrooms with grassfed beef or lamb. At the Cook-off all recipes will be made with the Australian grassfed beef or lamb of our partner True Aussie Beef and Lamb.

The six finalists for the 2018 Amateur Mushroom Cook-off are:

  • Rebecka Evans of Pearland, TX – American Fusion Patty Melt with Low Country Mushroom-Bacon Gravy
  • Jill Gilber of Philadelphia, PA – Exotic Spiced Beef & Silky Buttered Mushrooms over Hummus
  • Devon Delaney of Westport, CT – Ginger Snapped Lamb and Mushroom Lettuce Cups with Lemon Mint Yogurt Sauce & Buttered Pistachios
  • Janine Washle, of Eastview, KY – Hunter’s Style Beef and Wild Mushrooms over Creamy Parmesan Grits
  • Lynne Laino, of Downingtown, PA – Kennett Square Gyros with Tzatziki and Crispy Shiitakes
  • Daniel Richeal of Kennett Square, PA  – Mushroom Risotto with Savory Mushroom and Lamb Meatballs

Come cheer them on at the Cook-off!

Highlights from Previous Years

Get recipe and view scenes from the 2017 Amateur Mushroom Cook-off

View Scenes from 2016 Amateur Mushroom Appetizer Cook-Off