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Cook Teams announced for 2022 Mac & Cheese Festival in Destin, Florida

The cheesiest event of the year 🧀
Mac-N-Cheese Fest 2021 at the Destin Commons

On Sunday, March 6th, 2022, the family-friendly Mac & Cheese Festival will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists inspired by the South’s favorite comfort food.

  • It’s all going down at Destin Commons.

Local restaurants will bring their best macaroni masterpieces to compete for the best mac and cheese in town. There are three categories that each local restaurant can win in total:

  • Judge’s Choice Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Kid’s Choice Award

Visitors are invited to taste each delicious vendor and cast their vote — all the while supporting a charitable cause.

Mac-N-Cheese Festival at the Destin Commons

All proceeds from the event benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

2022 Mac & Cheese Festival Competitors

  • The Chew Chew Truck
  • Cafe Rico
  • I Cook You Eat
  • Jackacudas
  • Miller’s Ale House
  • Smoke N’ Whiskey
  • Emerald Coast Vibe
  • SunPro
  • Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District
  • That’s What Cheese Said
  • Thai 2 Go
  • Dixieland Chicken
  • Virtuous Hustle

General admission tickets are available on Eventbrite

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