The Niagara County Peach Festival “Taste Off” recipe contest will be held on Saturday September 8th at 4:30 PM on the stage at Academy Park in Lewiston. The 2018 “Taste Off” is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications. 

This year there will be three divisions for entries which include Food Enthusiast, Culinary Student and a new Children category. 

Judges for the 2018 “Taste Off” will be NCCC Hospitality Tourism and Culinary Arts Division Chairman Mark Mistriner, Dana DeFazio Manager of Savor restaurant and Scott Beahen Director of Food Service Operations at Niagara University. 

There will also be a peach shortcake eating contest on the Academy Park stage featuring local media and dignitaries prior to the announcement of the 2018 recipe winners. 

Original recipes must include fresh peaches and be prepared from scratch. The use of pre-made products may result in disqualification. Recipes must be legible and submitted on an 8.5” by 11” white sheet of paper with all ingredients fully listed. The recipe must also include how many portions it can serve. 

The entry must include name, address and phone number at the bottom of the paper and be mailed no later than August 29th to Barbara Walck, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY, 14132. Employees of the Greater Niagara Newspapers, Niagara Frontier Publications and Niagara County Community College and their families are not eligible to enter. Entries are limited to one per person. 

Divisions 

Food Enthusiast- Whether you are a Home baker or pastry enthusiast this category is for you. Individuals sixteen years or older are invited to enter their secret Peach recipe in this year’s Peach Festival “Taste Off” for a chance to be selected as a finalist and to appear on the Main Stage to prepare your entry live for the judges. 

Culinary Student- All up and coming aspiring pastry chefs from the western New York culinary programs are encouraged to enter this category. Enter your very favorite peach dessert recipe for a chance to show off your emerging talents to the world and a chance to make your creation live on stage for the “Taste Off” judges. 

Children- This is a new category for children from eight to thirteen years of age who love to bake. Create your own Peach dessert for a chance to be a finalist on stage at 4:30 PM on Saturday September 8th. 

For further information contact Jerry Wolfgang at 754-7745 or e-mail at jw4267@gmail.com

 The 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival will be held September 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Sponsors for this year’s Festival are the Kiwanis of Lewiston, the Buffalo News, WGRZ-TV, Star 102.5 FM and The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. More information can be found at www.lewistonpeachfestival.org

  

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