Winners

ACBF Winners

2016 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Winners:

Congratulations to all that entered and shared their cooking expertise and treasured recipes with us at the 2016 Cornbread Competition! We are pleased to announce the winners:

People's Choice Awards

Amateur

1st place $1000 - Marielle Carbajal

2nd place $500 - UCA Dietetic Interns

Side Dish $250 - Joy Cagle / Diane Sandlin

Professional

1st place $1000 - Sweet Soul

2nd place $500 - Loblolly Creamery

Side Dish $250 - Green Leaf Grill

Judges' Ribbons

Best Cornbread

Marielle Carbajal (2 ribbons)

Loblolly Creamery (1 ribbon)

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (1 ribbon)

Le Cochon Salee (2 ribbons)

Best Side Dish

Andina Cafe Downtown Little Rock (3 ribbons)

Marielle Carbajal (1 ribbon)

Green Leaf Grill (1 ribbon)

Trio's Restaurant (1 ribbon)

 

2015 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Winners:

Best Traditional: Telcoe Federal Credit Union

Best Non-Traditional: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee)

Best Side Dish: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee) Heavenly Baked Beans

Best of Show: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee)

Judge's Choice Awards:

Emily Van Zandt - Capital Hotel

Officer Tommy Norman - Sweet Dee's Fried Pillows of Gold

Rep. Charles Blake - South on Main

Natalie Walters - L'ecrevisse Agile (Murray Clark)

 

2013 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Winners:

Best of Show: Doug Melkovitz, Patrick Cowan and Cassie Toro

Best Professional Traditional: South on Main

Best Professional Non-traditional: Loblolly Creamery (three in a row!)

Best Amateur Traditional: Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

Best Amateur Non-traditional: Liz Hall and Elizabeth Hall

Best Side Dish: Sweet Sol

Best Decoration (celebrity judges award): Capital Hotel

Best Traditional: Telcoe Federal Credit Union

Best Non-Traditional: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee)

Best Side Dish: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee) Heavenly Baked Beans

Best of Show: DeAndrea Gooden (Sweet Dee)

Judge's Choice Awards:

Emily Van Zandt - Capital Hotel

Officer Tommy Norman - Sweet Dee's Fried Pillows of Gold

Rep. Charles Blake - South on Main

Natalie Walters - L'ecrevisse Agile (Murray Clark)

 

2012 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Winners:

Best in Show: Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith

Best Professional Traditional: Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith

Best Professional Non-Traditional: Loblolly Creamery

Best Professional Sweet: Brown Sugar Bake Shop

Best Professional Overall: Fresh Ideas at Philander Smith

Best Amateur Traditional: Terry Wright

Best Amateur Non-Traditional: William Fisher

Best Amateur Overall: William Fisher

Best Side Item: The Root Cafe

 

2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Winners:

Best in Show: Terry Wright

Best Professional Winner: El Dorado’s Old South Cornbread

Best Amateur Winner: Terry Wright

Best Professional Traditional: El Dorado’s Old South Cornbread

Best Professional Non-Traditional: Loblolly Creamery

Best Amateur Traditional: Terry Wright

Best Amateur Non-Traditional: Johnny Reep

Best Amateur Sweet: Ramona Cash