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Nicky USA Wild About Game

October 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

$75 – $85

Nicky USA’s 19th Annual Wild About Game returns to the slopes of Mt. Hood on Sunday, October 6! Nicky USA, the host of Wild About Game, is excited to announce the 2019 lineup for this friendly — but fierce — game meat cooking battle between Portland and Seattle’s best and brightest chefs featuring signature Nicky Farms game meats. This year’s Carter Cutlery Cooking Competition will be held at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Ore., on Sunday, October 6 and will feature eight new rising star chefs.

Wild About Game’s San Pellegrino Artisan Marketplace offers a fun and educational experience where attendees can sample game meats prepared by talented chefs and learn about the newest local products. Wild About Game will also feature the El Tesoro Cocktail Competition featuring four of the Northwest’s top bartenders preparing game-inspired cocktails. Nicky USA, the Pacific Northwest’s favorite meat purveyor, founded the event to thank their loyal customers and showcase their restaurants, as well as their suppliers, farmers and local food artisans. Mark your calendars; tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, July 9!

During this meat-centric culinary event, four chefs from Portland and four chefs from Seattle will face-off in a cooking competition using four different game meats. Each chef’s dish is presented to a panel of renowned culinary experts for judging. Attendees will also be able to sample competition dishes and judge for themselves, as part of the People’s Choice award.This year’s competing chefs include:


Matthew Jarrell – Imperial

Diane Lam – Revelry

BJ Smith – Delores

AJ Voytko – Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar


Logan Cox – Restaurant Homer

Mitch Mayers – Sawyer

David Mitchell – Cedarbrook Lodge

Maximillian Petty – Eden Hill

One talented chef will take home the ultimate Nicky USA’s Wild About Game Overall Award title. Past winners of the event include Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon, Gregory Denton of Ox, and Edouardo Jordan of Junebaby. Last year, Chef Peter Cho of Han Oak beat the stiff competition with his dish of Partridge Hot Pot, Shaved Roulade of Partridge, Game Bird Broth and Brassicas Salad. The Overall Award was decided by an esteemed panel of judges, Jordana Rothman, Kathleen Squires and Adam Callaghan.

Tickets will be $75 per person in advance, and $85 at the door, and will go on sale on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.


October 6, 2019
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
$75 – $85
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Nicky USA
(503) 234-4263


The Resort at the Mountain
68010 East Fairway Avenue
Welches, OR 97067 United States
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