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2018 Artisan Cup & Fork


A food competition championing local farmers and artisan creations.


WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Broadway Food Hall, 401 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801


JOIN US for our Artisan Cup & Fork Annual Fundraiser!

8 chefs, 24 farms, and 1 winning team!
You are invited to join us for our 3rd annual farm-to-table culinary competition and fundraising event, The Artisan Cup & Fork. Eight regionally-renowned chefs will team-up with family-run farms to prepare a seasonally inspired signature dish and face off in this local food fight that puts the focus on the amazing products of central Illinois farmers. The dishes will be judged by a prestigious panel of local figureheads for the Frontera Grand Prize, as well as a public vote for the People's Choice Award. Local brewers and distillers will be sampling some of their beers and spirits to taste alongside the chef's creations. Farmers for each team will be there to talk about their farm, their ethos, and their products for all those interested in finding out where their food is coming from.
There will also be a raffle for some wonderful local prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a bottle pull!
All proceeds benefit The Land Connection and our mission to grow the local food economy, both on and off the farm, for a healthy, resilient future.
This year's competing chefs are:
Your local culinary experience includes:
  • a small plate of each chef's creation
  • tastings of locally brewed beers and distilled spirits
  • locally crafted sweet treats
  • a delightfully satisfied appetite
  • a chance to talk with local farmers and get to know the people behind the products
More information on the Artisan Cup & Fork can be found at

Attend the event to see who wins the Frontera Grand Prize (provided by the Frontera Hospitality Group and the Frontera Farmers Foundation) and the People's Choice Awards at this year's Artisan Cup & Fork. You can purchase tickets below.
More information on the Artisan Cup & Fork can be found at

Questions can also be sent to or by calling 217-840-2128

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Sponsored By:


Grand Prize Sponsor:



Barn Raiser - $2,500




Harvester - $1,000





Cultivator - $500










Want to be a sponsor?

Early Bird Tickets: $65
Tickets after August 31: $75

Tip:  If you are purchasing more than one ticket, click the Add button for each person.  If you are unsure of who you will be bringing, you can put Guest/Guest for the First and Last Name (other fields are not required).