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Golden Onion Cooking Competition Coming Up in April

Chefs across Georgia will again be challenged to reveal layers of their own talent as well as the versatility of the famous Vidalia onion at the second-annual Golden Onion professional cooking competition. Scheduled for Sunday, April 14, in Vidalia, Georgia, the competition is the official kickoff to the 36th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival.

This cookoff showcases the Vidalia onion, Georgia’s official state vegetable, and also offers a platform for chefs across the state to display their skills and creativity. From the mountains to the islands, fine dining to casual eateries, new business ventures to long-standing community mainstays, the 2013 roster of chef competitors represents a cross-section of Georgia restaurants and cuisine. Last year’s winner was Chef Hilary White of The Hil: A Restaurant at Serenbe in Palmetto, who wowed judges with her caramelized Vidalia onion fritter with vegetable slaw and mustard vinaigrette.

The event takes place at the Vidalia Community Center and is open to the public starting at 12:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 per person or $15 at the door. Click here to view the roster of chefs and find out more.

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