The Colusa County Commodity Demonstration Stage is coming back to the Colusa County Fair.
The stage is once again situated in Festival Hall and will open Friday night, June 6 at 7:30 pm with the annual Colusa County Commodity Cook-off. The Fair runs June 5-8, 2014.
Following the Friday night Cook-off the first cooking demonstration will begin with Chef Keith Erickson from the Colusa Casino Resort demonstrating how to prepare sushi and rice.
At noon on Saturday, June 7 the demonstrations featuring area chefs and cooks begin and will continue through Sunday, June 8.
Participating this year are Chef Darren from Steelhead Lodge Bar & Grill, Nancy Newlin of Colusa Legal Support Services, David Ferraiuolo, Chef Ross from Market Street Grill, Gerry Hernandez, Theresa Bright from Jeffreys Ranch Pecans, Chefs Pedro and Nora with the Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion, and Pampered Chef with Stephani Roy-Sisemore.
Dishes will vary from stuffed portabella mushrooms, to vegetable sauté, crepes, pecan crusted chicken, cheesy vegetable lasagna, chicken tomato and pesto flatbread pizza and many more.
The main sponsors for the stage are once again Premier Mushrooms Inc., Central Valley Gas Storage and Jeffreys Ranch Pecans along with the 44th DAA/Colusa County Fair. In addition to a monetary contribution Premier Mushrooms Inc. also provides mushrooms for any chef prepar-ing dishes which include mushrooms.
The Colusa Casino Resort is the sponsor of the Commodity Cook-off.
Entry forms for the cook-off are available at the Fair Office or online at www.colusacountyfair.com.
“We have had great response to this event for the past several years,” said stage organizer Kathy Craigo.
“We appreciate the generosity of Premier Mushrooms Inc., Central Valley Gas Storage, Jeffreys Ranch Pecans and Colusa Casino Resort,” she said, “Without their help this would not be such a success.”