Calling all foodies – the race is on! We’re on a national search to find our first-ever “Official Menu Taste Tester” for the 146 th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The lucky winner will join Churchill Downs’ Executive Chef David Danielson in Louisville to select the final dishes for this year’s Official Kentucky Derby Menu that will be served to thousands of Derby fans on the first Saturday in May.
More than just the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest culinary moments of the year. Our Official Menu Taste Tester will be passionate about food and have a crowd-pleasing recipe that’s perfect for a Kentucky Derby party.
To be considered, you must be one of the first 100 to submit your favorite original Kentucky Derby party recipe along with an (optional) photo of the finished dish. Chef Danielson will choose the winner based on the following criteria:
The Official Menu Taste Tester and his/her guest will receive a once-in-a-lifetime gourmet getaway to Louisville from Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14, 2020. Meet with Chef Danielson in the famous Churchill Downs kitchens, learn about the Derby’s culinary history and commitment and help decide the final dishes for the Kentucky Derby 146.
*Transportation to/from the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs and accommodations are not included.
Click here to read the Official Contest Rules
The Race is Over! Churchill Downs’ Executive Chef David Danielson is reviewing the first 100 recipes submitted to determine the first-ever ‘Official Menu Taste Tester.’
Follow Kentucky Derby's social media channels, where we'll announce the winner on or about Friday, March 6th 2020!