Gourmet Garden

The Gourmet Garden features demonstrations by fine chefs, caterers and bakers from across the Commonwealth. Live cooking demonstrations and competitions will be heating up on the state-of-the-art Gourmet Garden cooking stage, located in South Wing A.


2019 Evan Williams Bourbon Cooking Competition

1st Place - $250
2019 1st place recipe was Plant Butter Bourbon Potato Casserole by Lynn Ripley Smith

2nd Place - $125
2019 2nd place recipe was Evan's Sweet Potato Tipsy Bisque-y by Lisa Echsner

3rd Place - $75
2019 3rd place recipe was Kentucky Highlander Beef Bourbon Pie by Kelli Lewis

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2019 Kentucky Beef Council Backyard Burger Competition

1st Place - $250
2019 1st place recipe was Blue Cheese Stuffer Burgers with Onion Jam by Debbie Peden

2nd Place - $125
2019 2nd place recipe was Fabulous Cherry Rosemary Burgers by Christy Cox

3rd Place - $75
2019 3rd place recipe was Sweet and Savory Mac and Cheese Burger by Joseph Federle

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2019 Kentucky Pork Challenge

1st Place - $250
2019 1st place recipe was J C's Smokin Ribs by Joey Clark

2nd Place - $125
2019 2nd place recipe was Piggy Mac Crunch by Kim Mattingly

3rd Place - $75
2019 3rd place recipe was Apricot Walnut Pork Loin by Lynn Rupley Smith

Honorable Mention - 2019 honorable mention was Touchdown Shredded Pork Posole Soup by Debbie Peden

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