LFF Chef Competition

The FOOD and CHEF Competition

Come and experience an exciting new twist on the organic potato bar served at past fairs; this year, Local Chefs will try their hand at creating a one of a kind potato dish unique to their style along with a friendly competition to see whose dish is best with more points for using local ingredients.  

Ticket Price: 

Chef Competition (11 am – 1 pm)

$4 per dish or 3 for $10 

Vote for your favorite with each purchase.


Basic Potato Bar (1 pm – 3 pm)

$2 per potato or 3 for $5 

Basic potato comes with sour cream, cheese, and butter.

What’s on the Menu:

The Oven Above the Pub serving Thrice Baked Deviled Skin Egg

Thrive Foodery serving Local Mashed Potato with Blackened Beef Tenderloin

The Main Grain Bakery serving Artisanal Toast

The Cottage Cafe serving Loaded Potato Soup

Great Expectations serving Potatoes au Fromage Bleu 

Emy J’s serving Sweet and Savory Hashbrowns

On Point Catering – UWSP serving The OnPoint SpudNut

The Iron Grille serving Belgian Rosemary Potato Waffle with Bourbon Barrel Blueberry Maple Syrup

Z’Wolf Eatery serving Potato Biscuit Bowl with Sausage Gravy, Roasted Peppers & Soft Egg

Sweet Thyme serving Vegan Savory Baked Oven Fries with Nacho Cheese

Rock N Roll Cafe serving Picadillo de Papas

Muse serving Sweet Pea Gnocchi 

PJ’s serving “Loaded Potato” Bismarck Donuts

About the Event

Over the past ten years, The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s largest annual event. We are confident event attendance in 2018 will grow from 800 people to at least 1,500 with the new Saturday date, an exciting larger location at SentryWorld ,and the revamp of the potato dinner with a chef competition. People will still get face time with their favorite local farmers, be introduced to farms and businesses new to the area, and see food and gardening demos strewn throughout the Fair. Children will have a blast in the kid’s center, with lots of hands-on activities to keep them engaged and curious about local food! The Fair’s amazing energy will keep people exploring all the local food resources Central Wisconsin has to offer.


Restaurants participating in this years Farm to Fork Competition!

The Oven Above the Pub
Thrive foodery
The Main Grain Bakery
The Cottage Cafe
Great Expectations
Emy J’s
On Point Catering – UWSP
The Iron Grille
The Checkered Churn
Z’Wolf Eatery
Sweet Thyme
Rock N Roll Cafe


We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food


Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
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