Spud Nation Throwdown

The 4th annual Spud Nation Throwdown will showcase potatoes and unique ways they are being incorporated into the vibrant Austin food scene. Three well-known, creative and highly re-garded local chefs from around the city will compete to see who takes the title of “Top Spud.”

Don't miss the action on the Innovation Hub stage - Wednesday, January 9, 5:00pm - 6:15pm during the Kick-off Reception.

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Chefs Competing in 2019

Chef Brian Moses
Executive Chef, Olive & June

Chef Ryan Spesock
Executive Chef, Cimarron Hills Country Club

Chef David Harap
Cookbook author, culinary instructor and caterer


Simon Majumdar
World-renowned Broadcaster, Food Writer, Author, Cook, Food Network Judge and TV Personality


You’ve seen him as a judge on top Food Network shows like Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Beat Bobby Flay and Extreme Chef. Now, Simon Majumdar will be on the other side of the judges table to host the 4th annual Spud Nation Throwdown.