Spud Nation Throwdown

The 2017 Spud Nation Throwdown promises an exciting fusion of tastes, cultures and flavors as a diverse group of international chefs from Asia incorporate potatoes into dishes inspired by their distinctive culinary experiences. The competition between these international chefs is sure to demonstrate the chef’s passion for potatoes and to produce exciting recipes and unique takes on blending traditional Asian and Western foods. San Francisco is the perfect backdrop for this highly anticipated cooking contest.

We have selected chefs from around the globe, known for their creative takes on using potatoes in their local cuisine. The chefs competing in the 2017 Spud Nation Throwdown are:

Tony de Graaf

Doris Goldgewicht
Costa Rica

Ian Kittichai

Wandy Robles
Dominican Republic

A focus on food trucks at the 2016 Spud Nation Throwdown

The inaugural Spud Nation Throwdown cook-off was held at the Potato Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, three food truck chefs went head to head to find out which food truck has the best potato recipe in the nation. The three finalists, Heather Banter from City Circle Spuds with Naptown Mac & BBQ Spud, Bridgett Blough from the Organic Gygpsy with Green Tahini Potato Soup, and Daniel McCarthy from Tatoheads with Chorizo Cheese Fries, competed in front of a live audience and judges for the title of Top Spud. In the end, Bridgett Blough was named Top Spud and walked away with the grand prize.