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. Click here for complete rules and to access the application process.

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.

Get your creative juices flowing.  The deadline to enter is July 6, 2018.

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