Litehouse Sponsors Celebrity Cook-Off Event

Sandpoint Farmin Park Stage

Good times were had by all at the Sandpoint Summer Sampler and Celebrity Cook-Off, a recent event sponsored by Litehouse Foods. The event was held at Farmin Park, a popular spot in the heart of downtown Sandpoint. The sampler included the area’s favorite restaurants, breweries and wineries that served samples of their most delectable culinary dishes, wines and brews.

Winning Appetizer Dish


The crowd enjoyed watching the chefs prepare their dish with flair and imagination. In the end, Chef Reese defended his title with his winning dishes of Cajun potatoes with kale, pork belly, mushroom & tomato ragout in a creamy gorgonzola sauce and a delicious salad of kale & mixed greens, figs, blueberries, gorgonzola and slivered almonds, drizzled with a pork belly vinaigrette.  Besides bragging rights, for the second year in a row Chef Reese walked away with a traveling trophy for his efforts.






 Winning Main Dish


The Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Litehouse Foods have partnered in this event for the last 7 years, which also features a mini-taste of Sandpoint with 20 participating restaurants, caterers and wineries/breweries.







 Chef Matt Spence Serving


After the event, visitors from out of town were invited to stay for the weekend for other events happening around town, the ever-popular Farmer’s Market and the summer season at Schweitzer Mountain with scenic chair lift rides, village activities and more.

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