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This fun and mouth-watering culinary event is a Festival favorite.

It’s all about peaches…and the inventive ways chefs dish them up in tasty recipes! Features chef demonstrations that showcase diverse creations from entrees to desserts, sauces to beverages. Pick up tips, tricks and techniques as engaging, Colorado cooks prepare both easy to make as well as gourmet recipes with Palisade peaches. This is the 48th year for what is becoming one of the most popular events at Peach Festival.

Chef demonstrations take place under a 20 ft. x 40 ft. tent to keep you comfortable in the shade.  Chefs have an opportunity to showcase their skills, promote themselves and their restaurant, while having fun creating their peach cuisine before the crowd.  At the conclusion of each demonstration, small samples of the chef’s prepared dish are passed out to the attendees.

2016 Peach Cuisine With Colorado Chefs Schedule 

Friday, August 19th
Time Chef Dish
4:00 Lee Mathis, Decadence Cheesecakes Fresh Palisade Peach & Basil Salad
5:00 Chef Jon At. Peter-WCCC Culinary Instructor Culinary and Kitchen Tips
6:00  Tasha Haley – Ganic Grub Caribbean Pork Po’Boy w Palisade Peaches
7:00 Kristin Seltzer-WCCC Culinary Student White Chocolate Palisade Peach Truffles

2016 Peach Cuisine With Colorado Chefs Schedule

Saturday, August 20th
Time Chef Dish
11:00 Michael Aschmann – No Coast Sushi Greens & Caramelized Palisade Peaches w Miso Wagyu Steak
12:00 Stacy Hinkle -Wine Country Inn Palisade Peach Bread Pudding
1:00 Lyle Shaw – Warehouse 2565 Peach Cole Slaw & Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
2:00 Cole Householder- Young Student Chef Palisade Peach Egg Rolls
3:00 Katrina Zerbe-Stay at Home Mom/Chef Grilled Island Peach Chicken w Root Vegetable Relish
4:00 Nick Santos-Café Sol Chilled Peach & Habanero Soup
5:00 Karl Stevens & Lacey Hejl-Community Hospital Roasted Palisade Peach & Peach Street Bourbon Crumble Tart
6:00 Monte Haltineir-Home Brew Club Peach Cobbler Gose Beer Brew Base

Photos provided by Jim Cox of JC Photography and Darlene Jordan Holmes. Thank you!
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Provided below are the 2015 Peach Cuisine Chef Demonstration Biography’s and Recipes

Shawna Welch – WCCC – 1ST Place Culinary Student Recipe Contest Winner Bio and Recipe
Kristi Bent – WCCC 2nd Place Savory Culinary Student Recipe Contest Winner
District 51, Diana Tarasiewicz Bio and Recipe
Lida Lafferty, Author of ‘Spike it with Lavender’ Cook Book
No Coast Sushi – Michael Aschmann
‘Wine Country Inn’ – Tronette Alexander Bio and Recipe
Katrina Zerbe – Retired Chef
‘Decandence Gourmet’ Lee Mathis Bio and Recipe
‘Spoons Bistro & Bakery’ Jackson Oviatt Bio and Recipe
‘The Local’ Mike Bautista Bio and Recipe
‘Cheffy2Go’ Terri Allen Bio and Recipe