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.


Evan Williams Bourbon Cooking Competition

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6 p.m.

1st Place - $250
2018 winning recipe was Mr. Williams’ Country Ham and Tomato Pie

2nd Place - $125
2018 winning recipe was Hot Brown Hoecake with Bourbon Tomato Jam

3rd Place - $75
2018 winning recipe was Bourbon in Your Belly

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Kentucky Beef Council Backyard Burger Competition

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6 p.m.

1st Place - $250
2018 winning recipe was Grilled Cheesed Up Apple Burger

2nd Place - $125
2018 winning recipe was Cajun Backyard Burgers

3rd Place - $75
2018 winning recipe was PBJ Burger

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Kentucky Pork Challenge

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 6 p.m.

1st Place - $250
2018 winning recipe was Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Ground Pork Roll

2nd Place - $125
2018 winning recipe was Pork Chops with Cream Gravy

3rd Place - $75
2018 winning recipe was Bak Kut Teh (Pork Rib Soup)

Honorable Mention - 2018 honorable mention recipe was Ginger Tang Pork

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