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Potato Expo Hosts First Food Truck Chef Competition


The world’s largest conference and trade show for the potato industry will be hosting a food truck chef competition at the 2016 Potato Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. The event, called the Spud Nation Throwdown, will be staged Jan. 12.

Three food truck chefs have been selected from a national competition in the U.S. to bring their most creative and flavourful potato dishes.

The chef finalists are:

  • Heather Banter from Circle City Spuds in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Daniel McCarthy from Tato Heads in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Bridgett Blough from The Organic Gypsy in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Judges will choose one “Top Spud” and award a prize of $5,000.

There are almost 4,500 food trucks operating in the U.S. this year. This growing segment has challenged chefs to create new offerings.

“The growing number of adventurous diners combined with the universal appeal of potatoes, both as center of the plate and side dish recipes, is the perfect storm,” said Phil Lempert, known as the Supermarket Guru. “We predict big things for these food trucks.”

To learn more, visit AgWired.

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