Third Annual Vegan Hotdish Cookoff a Big Success!

Judges Choice winner Mary Montoya and the judges

Last year’s winner and judge Mary Johnson Strand, this year’s Judges Choice winner Mary Montoya, and judges Kale and Aubry from The Herbivorous Butcher

A great time was had at the Third Annual Twin Cities Vegan Hotdish Cook-Off. Over 100 people thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the food was delicious, and we were thrilled to see so many new faces. Special thanks to our great judges Kale and Aubry of The Herbivorous Butcher and Mary Johnson Strand who was last year’s winner.

Audience Favorite winner Megan Duke and Dallas Rising, ARC Director

Audience Favorite winner Megan Duke and Dallas Rising, ARC Director

Congratulations to Mary Montoya, Judges Choice winner for her Creamy Chickn Enchilada Hotdish, and Megan Duke, Audience Favorite winner for her Stuffed Pasta Casserole with Garlic Toast.


Mary and Megan each received a custom glass casserole with their winning titles etched into the glass. Click for the winning recipes.

All the competitors brought serious game to the dining table: Christie Blood, Megan Duke, Caitlin Franko, Dawn Linnell, Jay Linnell, Mary Montoya, Sammy Samfield, Andrew Seffrood, Cody Youngquist and Aaron Zel. Thank you all for your yummy hotdishes.

Thanks to the donors of all the great door prizes: Peace Coffee, The Herbivorous Butcher, Meadowlands Chocolate, LUV, Comfort Candy, Sunshine Burgers, and Ethique Nouveau. And big thanks to Matt Mehlhoff for his great photos of the event.