Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge

Cook This! is a youth culinary challenge in which three member teams compete in challenges designed to demonstrate youths' culinary and nutritional knowledge and work as a team to gain communication and leadership skills as well as showcase creativity in food preparation. Teams participate at each level: junior, intermediate, and senior levels, all competing to show that they can Cook This!


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2014 Cook This! Culinary Challenge Final Results

Senior Level

First Place: Wolf Pack, Dehkontee D, Alexis M, Laura G

Second Place: J.A.K.d Up, Alienna B, John D, Katlynn L/

Third Place: Jumping Jalapenos, Anna C, Roman G, Riley M

Finalist: Team RTC, Rileigh H, Colton H, Trinity M



Intermediate Level

First Place: Cookin' Crusaders, Jessica K, Anna P, Lauren S

Second Place: The Three L's, Laura M, Leah M, Landra R

Third Place: Team Tasty, Noelle W, Evalina G, Freedom C

Finalist: I Cuochi Italiani, Heidi H, Kaylynn K, Anna M

Finalist: Sweet Cookin', Grace E, Alaina O, Paige O

Junior Level

First Place: Lucky Lassies and Lads, Kiana F, Annie L, Natalie V

Second Place: The Three Amigos, Ann L, Sarah M, Ally O

Third Place: M.E.N. Can Cook, Elena D, Nadia G, Molly W

Finalist: Baking Blondies, Bella B, Ella B, Gracyn V

Senior Level 2012 Winners



Top teams will advance to the final competition to be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Iowa State Fair. 

Who can participate?

Teams are composed of three youth. At least one member of the team must be a 4-H member (it's easy to join 4-H!) Interested individuals are able to apply as an individual, partial or full team. We will combine applicants to make full teams whenever possible.

The Challenges

Junior Level Challenge

2014 Cook This Challenge Packet (pdf)

Food Safety


Contact Cayla Taylor at


Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!

Iowa Beef Industry Council - $1,000

Iowa Pork Producers Association - $1,000


Fareway - In-kind donation

Iowa Egg Council - Fuel and burners

Iowa State University College of Human Sciences - scholarship donation

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - scholarship donation

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