The Pros Take the Stage in an Iron Chef-Style Showdown
On Sunday (July 30) at high noon, four professional chefs face off in the Garlic Showdown, an exciting Iron Chef-style competition that showcases culinary creativity under intense pressure on the Great Garlic Cook-Off Stage.
DON'T MISS IN 2017!
Bigger - Better - Bolder
This year, the Garlic Showdown will be hosted by Food Network superstar and Emmy award-winning chef Giada De Laurentiis. Following the competition, Giada will prepare one of her own favorite garlic-laced recipes and answer questions from the audience.
Each chef has to use a top-secret ingredient (not revealed until the competition begins) to prepare two entrees and side dishes. A panel of judges will determine the winner based on presentation, originality, flavor, texture, and use of the “secret ingredient.” The winner earns a $3,000 prize.
2017 contestants will be announced in July.
Past Garlic Showdown winners include:
- 2016: Michael Fisher
- 2015: Jonathan Toste
- 2014: Jason Gronlund
- 2013: Jason Gronlund
- 2012: Jason Gronlund
- 2011: Dean Dupuis
Come to the Cook-Off Stage on Sunday to see who will be the 2017 Garlic Showdown winner!