Gourmet Garden

The Gourmet Garden features demonstrations by fine chefs, caterers, and bakers from across the state, live cooking demonstrations and competitions on the state-of-the-art Gourmet Garden cooking stage.



Evan Williams Bourbon Cooking Competition Winners

1st Place - Christy Cox
Mr. Williams’ Country Ham and Tomato Pie

2nd Place - Missy Hillcock
Hot Brown Hoecake with Bourbon Tomato Jam

3rd Place - Richard Myers
Bourbon in Your Belly

Click here to download the winning recipes.

Hodgson Mill Flour Baking Competition Winners

1st Place - Cherry Pie
Vickie Florence

2nd Place - Oatmeal Raisin Zucchini Cookie
Alice Thompson

3rd Place - Homemade Graham Cracker Mini S’more Pies
Byron White

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Kentucky Beef Council Backyard Burger Competition Winners

1st Place - Grilled Cheesed Up Apple Burger
Suzette Bickers

2nd Place - Cajun Backyard Burgers
Mary Ann Scheler

3rd Place - PBJ Burger
Byron White

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Kentucky Pork Challenge Winners

1st Place - Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Ground Pork Roll
Henrietta Booth

2nd Place - Pork Chops with Cream Gravy
Jayne E. Judd Adams

3rd Place - Bak Kut Teh (Pork Rib Soup)
Deb Peden

Honorable Mention - Ginger Tang Pork
Melody Knopf

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The Great American SPAM Championship

1st Place - Aloha Sliders
Shell Law

2nd Place - SPAM Crusted Hawaiian Cheesecake
Tom Mullinix

3rd Place - Beach Cookout SPAMwaiian Dogs
Christy Cox

1st Place Kids - SPAM Aloha Sliders
Logan Allen

2nd Place Kids - Jordan’s SPAMalicious Island Tacos
Jordan Gume

3rd Place Kids - Samoa SPAM Rolls
Ethan Allen