WILLIAMSON – A Healthy In the Hills Cook- Off Competition has been scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at the Williamson Farmers Market located across from the Banking Branch and Trust (BBT) building.
At 11 a.m. participants can begin setting up for the event. Live cooking demonstrations for the cook- off competition are scheduled for 11:30 with judging to begin at 12:15. The event is expected to conclude at 1 p.m.
Judging will be based on taste, healthiness, use of local foods and presentation. Judges will determine if the flavors in the dish go well together. Judges will evaluate the meal based on healthiness and originality. Judges will also provide an overall rating on the dish.
One local ingredient must be included in the meal. Judges will provide a score based on use of local food in the dish.
Participants are also required to prepare 30 to 40 small portions for the crowd to sample.
For the event, participants must provide food, utensils and means of preparation. Participants are also required to bring copies of recipes.
Mingo County officials will serve as judges for the cooking competition. Judges for the event include Sabrina Deskins, Miki Thompson and James Smith.
Chefs registered for the May 2016 cook- off include Debby Bowen, Lisa Davis, Jennifer Totten, Karen Totten, Chef Mike and Selena Ferguson and Mrs. Saunders.
Sponsors for the cook-off include the Williamson Farmers Market and the Williamson Health and Wellness Center.
For more information about this event, call Jennifer Ray at 304-239-0699 or email at [email protected]. Questions may also be directed to Maria Arnot at 304-235-3400.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)