August 23 - September 2, 2024



The Governor’s Plate was created in 2021 to highlight Colorado’s diverse and unbeatable agricultural products and chefs. In 2021, Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese from Pueblo took home top honors by winning both the People’s Choice and Governor’s Plate. In 2022 they also won the People’s Choice but Anne’s A La Mode from Edgewater was awarded the Governor’s Plate for their habanero peach cup-o-cobbler.


Competing trucks must be registered as “Colorado Proud” which means they utilize any food or agricultural product that has been grown, raised or processed in Colorado.  By supporting registered Colorado Proud businesses you are helping Colorado’s economy, local farmers, ranchers, greenhouses, manufacturers and processors in your area.


In 2024, competitors will need to incorporate San Luis Valley potatoes or Palisade peaches in their dish. The application will be available soon!


2024 Competitors

Serving a Tiff Special – with roast beef from Frank’s Meat Market in Pueblo and onions, green chile, and jalapenos from Musso Farms in Pueblo

Serving a samosa, which is a deep fried tortilla stuffed with beans, ground beef, cheese, and Pueblo green chile serviced with a vegan side of calabacita and corn. Produce items sourced from Musso Farms and DiSanti Farms in Pueblo.

Serving an apple pie with green chile and aged white cheddar. The Fuji apples come from the Western slope of Colorado, the cheese is from Farmhouse Cheese in Longmont, 

The flour is from Moxie flour in Boulder, the ice cream is small batch custom made for this event from Bonnie Brae.  

Serving a plant-based French Dip. Seitan proteins are made in Lakewood and baguettes are made by Aspen Bakery in Denver.

Serving a green chile slider smash burger. Made with beef fed from the grain that brews beer at their Grand Junction location. The green chiles are from Pueblo.

Serving wood-fired pizza made with flour from Boulder, cheese from Springside Cheese Shop in Pueblo, and green chiles, onions, and jalapenos from Musso Farms in Pueblo.

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