One of the main events of the 66th Annual Maine Lobster Festival is happening this Friday, August 2. The Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest begins at 9am in the North Entertainment Tent on the festival grounds in Harbor Park, Rockland. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m., with prizes announced and awarded around 12:30 p.m.
Due to some oversight, this event was not published in the supplement sent out this year in the Free Press or The Courier Publication. So we want to be sure this wonderful contest gets all the publicity it deserves! Information about the Cooking Contest is available on the Maine Lobster Festival website.
Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine is always a big supporter of this great event, posting all the contestants’ bios, recipes, and photos here on our Plating Up blog as well as on our Facebook page. See our link for past years’ coverage HERE.
2012 First Place Winner, Tyrrell Hunter, plating up her Seafood Hash with Lobster Hollandaise. Guess what? She’s returning this year to compete again!
First prize is $200, second prize is $175, and third prize is $150. The contest audience will have the opportunity to sample the prepared recipes in the cooking area and pick up the contestants’ recipes after the awards are presented. It is truly a fun gathering, showcasing wonderful amateur food talent from all over the country cooking up amazing dishes using Maine seafood.
Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine is always a big supporter of this great event, posting all the contestants’ bios, recipes, and photos here on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. See our link for past years’ coverage HERE.
We hope to see you at this year’s Seafood Cooking Contest!