9 Year Old Cook to Demo at the Mandarin Festival 11/16-18 | Events
Mason Partak (9) loves to cook, and not only that, he's good at it! Mason has been in the kitchen with his mom and dad since the ripe old age of two and after winning numerous recipe contests, he is doing live cooking demonstrations at local fairs and festivals. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to get out and enjoy the gorgeous fall season and for other kids to see that cooking is easy and it's fun! "I love to make up crazy recipes. Sometimes they are good, sometimes not so much, but I always figure out how to make it good." Mason said.
Mason is cooking at 1:45 PM on Saturday the 17th. "Fun" is the only way to describe watching Mason cook!
The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival celebrates the new crop of delicious, Foothills grown Mandarin oranges, a Mandarin Recipe cooking contest, professional chef demonstrations, food, crafts and activities featuring the Mandarin orange, free children’s area, a Peel & Eat contest, live music and entertainment. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges and gift baskets accompanied by all the free samples you like. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the Newcastle Area Business Association and the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department.
The recipe contest is on Sunday the 18th with cash prizes in multiple categories. The recipe contest is free to enter!
The Festival is held under the autumn-leaved trees of the Gold Country Fairgrounds and their golds, rusts and burgundies are punctuated with the bright orange globes of Mandarins everywhere you turn. The tangy scent of citrus is in the air as visitors discover chocolate covered fresh Mandarins, Mandarin gelato, chicken wings, pizza, pulled pork, or take home Mandarin BBQ sauces, syrups, dressings and dozens of other Mandarin inspired concoctions. More than 200 vendors of quality gift items also sell Mandarin scented lotions, soaps, and candles, along with artist-crafted jewelry, home accessories, and holiday items.
For more information and to visit the Mandarin Festival website, click here.