Strawberry Cook-Off

“I have competed in a few cook-offs and none were this well organized. Great Job!”
– 2012 Contestant

Last year marked Washington Farms First Annual Strawberry Cook-Off and it was amazing! Hi! My name is Lauren and I am the director and coordinator of the Strawberry Cook-Off for Washington Farms Strawberry Festival! Last year blew me away! We had 20 entries and they were some of the most beautiful strawberry dishes I have ever seen.

The day of the festival was warm and sunny, the perfect day to show off an amazing, homemade, strawberry masterpiece. The contestants starting arriving around noon and I was getting very excited about how the judging was going to go. Everything looked so incredible! The presentation was above and beyond what I had expected and everyone was so excited to see who was going to win! After much oohing and awing over the dishes by the other contestants as well as the many by-standers that had crowded around, the judging began tasting. The contestants stood by, watching anxiously, as the judges tasted one dish, then another, and then another. One by one the judges finished and everyone sat on pins and needles as we tallied the scorecards. Everyone did such a fantastic job and the judges thoroughly enjoyed everything they tasted that day! The winners were announced and presented with their prize baskets and people were allowed to sample taste some of the dishes.

This competition went above and beyond what I could have ever hoped for my first ever strawberry cook-off! I was so pleased with how everything went! Here’s what a few of the judges and contestants had to say-

“I really think you planned, organized, and implemented a great cook-off!”
– 2012 Contestant

“I have competed in a few cook-offs and none were this well organized. Great Job!”
– 2012 Contestant

“The communication was the best that I have ever been a part of!”
– 2012 Contestant

“Overall it went really well. People LOVE anything with food!!”
– 2012 Judge

“The entries were beautiful and yummy!”
– 2012 Judge

“The set up was nice and the event flowed smoothly.”
– 2012 Judge

“I thought it went really well and was a great event to do!”
– 2012 Judge

I am so looking forward to this year and hope to double the amount of entries! We have some incredible judges lined up to come out and judge your masterpieces this year also! I would love to see you all out at the Washington Farms 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival, but I would REALLY love to see your culinary skills in this year’s 2nd Annual Strawberry Cook-Off!!! All of the information to apply is on our website- http://www.washingtonfarms.net/strawberry-cook-off/ . It’s super easy to apply and the fee is only $5! There are still several spots available in all four categories (Adult Categories: Cakes/Pies, Sweets/Desserts, and Other Youth Categories: Dessert), so apply today and grab a spot before they all go away!

See you at the Farm!!!
Lauren