Minnesota Cooks - State Fair



The Minnesota Cooks program is an annual event held at the State Fair.  The program brings together local farmers with some of Minnesota ’s premier chefs as they demonstrate how they use farm fresh, Minnesota grown ingredients to create award-winning fare for their restaurants.

The Minnesota Cooks program consists of seven 45-minute shows with outstanding chefs from throughout Minnesota demonstrating their talents and interacting with various emcees who interview the Minnesota farmers who produced the food, as well as local celebrity tasters.

“Buying local and making the connection between where your food comes and what you put on the table is becoming more important to people these days,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.  “Minnesota Cooks is the perfect way to celebrate the great food produced in Minnesota.”

For more information on the Minnesota Cooks program, including the chefs and farmers who participated in the past, as well as some recipes, please visit the website at www.minnesotacooks.net.