Golden Basket - Chef Application
The 2019 Golden Basket is a State College area local cooking competition, using ingredients sourced from our local farmers markets. Qualifying rounds will be held at four local farmers markets, where chefs will be presenting plated samples of their prepared dishes, and market shoppers voting for one winner per market. Winning chefs will advance to the Golden Basket Finals, a part of a ticketed event held Saturday, August 3, from 4-9pm downtown State College.
This is your opportunity to showcase creative use of our local bounty, and compete for the Happy Valley Top Chef title!

Qualifying Competition Rules:

-Chefs will have a $100 budget to shop for ingredients from any participating market leading up to their qualifier.

-Before shopping at market, print out the voucher sent to you, which you will have each vendor who you pick up ingredients from fill out. Please take a picture of the voucher, and text or email to Travis at (814) 933-9643 or, who will keep a tally of your balance. You may need to use a separate voucher if you shop at multiple markets.

-While you must feature ingredients procured from market vendors, ingredients that are not sold by vendors may be incorporated (e.g., salt, pepper, spices, oils, etc.).

-Prepare enough food for 100 “bites”, and bring to your market qualifier with a utensil to serve. We will provide plates and eating utensils.

-You may combine ingredients once you arrive before the competition begins for freshness purposes, but you will not have the capability to further cook your dish. What you prepare should essentially be ready to eat when you arrive. You may bring a sous chef.

-If your operation has a banner that you would like displayed, Please feel free to bring with you as well.

-The winner of each qualifier advances to The Golden Basket Finals on August 3rd from 4:30-5:30.
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