Mac and Cheese Festival

September 10, 2016

Saturday › 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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Mac and Cheese Festival Info

Come on out Saturday, September 10th 2-5pm. On "Restaurant Row" East Hopkins Ave between Monarch amd Mill St.

FREE for all to sample the best Mac N Cheese creations in the Aspen area. Bring your own spoon and let's keep this event enviromentally friendly.

Thank you to our major event sponsors: They City of Aspen, Aspen Parks and Recreation, ANB Bank, and High Mountain Taxi!

YOU get to VOTE for your favorites in each of the following categories:

People's Choice Award, Chef's Choice Award, Judges Choice Award, Kid's Choice Award, and Best Theme Award!

BELOW you find archived News articles, past results, videos and more. Hope to see you soon.

"Aspen to host Mac & Cheese Festival": ASPEN - Saturday, Sept. 10, when the inaugural Aspen Mac & Cheese Festival gets under way on restaurant row between Mill and Monarch streets on East Hopkins Avenue. Local restaurants will offer free samples of their macaroni-and-cheese concoctions in a manner similar to winter's Soupskl competition.Keith Bulicz, a city parks and recreation supervisor, is organizing the event with help from other city employees, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association and local restaurants. He's seeking sponsors to help finance the production and volunteers to assist with operations.As of Thursday afternoon, Bulicz had lined up nine entrants: Cache Cache, Jimmy's, Brunelleschi's, Pitkin County Steakhouse, Ute City Bar & Grill, the Red Onion and Rustique, as well as the restaurant operations of the St. Regis Aspen Resort and Craig Cordts-Pearce. Read more at Aspen Times

1st Annual Top 3:  Attendance 2,500+

1st Place   Rustique Bistro- Chef Tico Starr
2nd Place  Jimmy's Restaurant- Chef Manny Diaz
3rd Place   Smoke Modern BBQ- Chef Jamie Theriot

2nd Annual Top 3:  Attendance 5,000+

1st Place   Rustique Bistro- Chef Tico Starr
2nd Place  The Meatball Shack- Chef Michael Gurtman
3rd Place   Cache Cache- Chef Chris Lanter


3rd Annual Top 3:  Attendance 4,500+ (Down Pour Rain)

1st Place   Rustique Bistro- Chef Tico Starr
2nd Place  Cache Cache- Chef Chris Lanter
3rd Place   Smoke Modern BBQ- Chef Jamie Theriot

4th Annual Category Winners: Attendance 5,000+

People's Choice Award: Trecento Quindici Decano

 Chef's Choice Award: Cache Cache

Judges' Choice Award: Cache Cache
 

Kid's Choice Award: SMOKE Modern BBQ

Best Theme Award: Aspen Square Grouper

5th Annual Category Winners: Attendance 5000+

Chef's Choice: Cache Cache/Aspen HS Prostart

Best Theme/Most Fun Vendor: Aspen Elks Lodge #224

People's Choice: Cache Cache/Aspen HS Prostart

Kid's Choice: Cache Cache/Aspen HS Prostart

Judge's Choice: Cache Cache/Aspen HS Prostart

National Coverage: to read the following articles, please click on the links below...

"Rustique's Mushroom Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe"

  Video of 2013 Mac N Cheese Festival - Over 1 Million Views on Yahoo! Screen.
     


Colorado Coverage:

  "Good Day Colorado Video"

       High Definition Footage from 2013

     
Additional Video Coverage: please click on the links below...

1st Annual (2011)-

"Mac N Cheese Mac"  


National Coverage: to read the following articles, please click on the links below...

 "Rustique's Mushroom Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe"

  Video of 2013 Mac N Cheese Festival - Over 1 Million Views on Yahoo! Screen.
      


Colorado Coverage:

  "Good Day Colorado Video"

       High Definition Footage from 2013

      
Additional Video Coverage: please click on the links below...

1st Annual (2011)-

 "Mac N Cheese Mac"   


Additional Media Articles: please click on the links below...


1st Annual (2011)-

"Aspen's First Mac N Cheese Fest"

- "Aspen Chows Down"

"Aspen Mac N Cheese" 

  "Grimey Gatsby article"

  
2nd Annual (2012)-

"Free Mac N Cheese Event Returns to Aspen" 

- "So Cheesy"

"Aspen Mac N Cheese Festival to Return" 

3rd Annual (2013)-

Home "September Aspen Events"

 "Mac N Cheese Holiday" 

 "Mac and Cheese Oozes into Aspen" 

MountainHop.com "Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest Gets Down and Gooey"

Mac and Cheese Festival Photos