Join us for our artisan cup & fork annual fundraiser!
5 chefs, 18 farms, and 1 winning team!
You are invited to join us for our 4th annual farm-to-table culinary competition and fundraising event, The Artisan Cup & Fork. Six 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 and producers. The dishes will be judged by a prestigious panel of local figureheads for the Grand Prize, as well as a public vote for the People’s Choice Award. Local brewers will be sampling some of their beers 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.
Your local culinary experience includes:
- a small plate of each chef’s creation
- tastings of locally brewed beers
- locally crafted sweet treats
- a delightfully satisfied appetite
- a chance to talk with local farmers and get to know the people behind the products
Have strict dietary needs, but don’t want to miss out on the fun? New this year we are offering we are offering a plated gluten-free, vegan dish for those that are not able to participate in the chef tastings. Please note if you have allergies, this is not a certified gluten-free dinner.
Meet the Players
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-840-2128.
Early Bird Tickets: $65
Tickets after September 6: $75
Tickets may be purchased online until 2PM September 20.