Peach Cuisine

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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 50th 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, along with the cuisine recipe!

2019 Peach Cuisine Schedule TBD

2018 Peach Cuisine With Colorado Chefs Schedule 

Friday, August 17th

2018 schedule

Time Chef Dish
4:00PM Ann Duncan followed by Canning tips – Dixie and Ann having Jam Session – Peach jam that is Sweet Tea Palisade Peaches
5:00 PM Karl Stephens, Tony Hulewaert, Jon Dutton – Flying Pig Cafe at Community Hospital Peach Slider Buns with Peach Brandy Pulled Pork

2018 Peach Cuisine With Colorado Chefs Schedule

Saturday, August 18th

2018 schedule

Time Chef Dish
11:00 AM Joshua Roberts and Michael Gonzales – No Coast Sushi Shitake Encrusted Yellowtail with Peach Salsa
12:00 PM Martin Marez – Spoons Bistro and Bakery Spicy Peach and Ginger Crisp
1:00 PM  Jarrod Holtry – Wine Country Inn Smoke Roasted Pork Tenderloin
2:00 PM John Sabal – Palisade Cafe 11.0 Peach Gazpacho with a new twist!
3:00 PM  Kristin Seltzer – Thatsa Wrap Palisade Peach Shrimp Ceviche
4:00 PM  Laurie Valdez – Saucy Lu Lu Palisade Peach Serrano Empanadas
5:00 PM Henry de la Hoz – BBQ Throwdown Judging BBQ Sampling & Tips

2019 Grand Valley

Backyard Peach BBQ Throwdown

Presented by  

Come join us for the 3rd Annual Backyard Peach BBQ Throwdown

 at the Palisade Peach Festival,

Saturday, August 17th   at Riverbend Park in Palisade.

We will have seven teams cooking up their best BBQ, showing what they can do.

Learn tricks of BBQ from the ones who know BBQ!

Saturday morning, teams set up from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & may start

cooking immediately depending on dish requirement.

Teams must be present in BBQ Tent by 2:00 pm.


–   Teams consists of 1-4 people.

– Each team member receives 2 Peach Fest passes for their participation in the Throwdown.

– Peaches must be used in dish submitted for judging.

–  Please note dishes with alcohol – when presenting for judging

– Entrees will be judged by taste, appearance and use of peaches.



  Winners will be announced day of competition.

 Judges Choice Trophy for the Top Winner of the competition will be awarded.

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will also be awarded, and the prizes are as follows:

1st place – $200 Safeway Gift Card,

2nd place – $100 Safeway Gift Card,

3rd & 4th places – $50 Safeway Gift Card

5:00 pm Judging & Winners’ Announcements,

followed by Sampling, Tips, & Tour of equipment at BBQ tent.