The Cook-Off might best be described as West Virginia’s culinary trade fair. Just as Tamarack showcases the artists and artisans of the state, the Cast Iron Cook-Off showcases its culinary talent and attractions.

History of the West Virginia Cast Iron Cook-Off

Since the first cook-off, a primary goal of the cook-off has been to help develop the next generation of West Virginia’s culinary talent. As a result, ProStart high school culinary students have been integrally involved each year.

Previous Venues

The Cast Iron Cook-Off® was held the first three years (2006-08) at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV, and the next two years at the Charleston Town Centre Marriott (2009-10). The Greenbrier was home to the event in 2011 – 2014.  In 2015, the cook-off returned to the Charleston Town Center Marriott for the 10th Anniversary celebration in 2015 as well as for 2016.