Spud Nation Throwdown

The fourth annual Spud Nation Throwdown will focus on potatoes and the unique and vibrant food scene in Austin. Local chefs from around the city will compete to see who takes the title of "Top Spud." New this year, the Throwdown will be hosted by world renowned broadcaster, author and TV personality Simon Majumdar.

Don't miss the action on the Innovation Hub stage - Wednesday, January 9, 5:15pm - 6:30pm during the Kick-off Reception.

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Chefs Competing in 2019

Chef Brian Moses
Executive Chef, Olive & June

Chef Emma Sanchez
Chef De Cuisine, Eden East

Chef Terry Conlan
Former Executive Chef, Lake Austin Spa Resort


  • Addie Broyles, Food Writer, Austin American-Statesman
  • RJ Harvey, RDN, CEC, Global Foodservice Marketing Manager, Potatoes USA
  • Dan Moss, CEO, Moss Ag/Arrowhead Potato Company
  • Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer, Whole Foods Market