The participants of the HillBilly Contest will start on Sunday 18 September at 12.30 pm. They are to bring one local ingredient from their home region that they love to cook with. In De Librije each participant will be given a contest folder, which contains, among other things, a map with a selection of our suppliers, producers and picking spots in a radius of about 60 kilometres around De Librije. The participant and his assistant will then use their own vehicle to head out and gather ingredients. They are to go to these suppliers, producers and farmers to pick up ingredients and be back at De Librije at 16:00 pm. The participants will then have ninety minutes to work on the technical aspects of the dish and make all the preparations. They are allowed to use all the equipment Librije’s Atelier has available. Next, all products will be placed in a cooler box and stored.
On Monday 19 September the boxes will be transported to the Farmer’s market to a pontoon. At this location, the participant and his assistant will have another two hours to prepare the dish for four people using a Large Big Green Egg with various accessories.
Finally, the dish will be evaluated by a group of judges consisting of Jonnie Boer, Gert de Mangeleer and Mac van Dinther.
Participants: Jeroen Brouwer, Thijs Meliefste, Jim de Jong, Guillaume de Beer, Nicky Quarz and the HillBilly winner from 2014, Willem Schaafsma.