Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge
Cook This! is a youth culinary challenge where three member teams compete in a four part challenge where they will demonstrate their knowledge in kitchen equipment and produce identification as well as their creativity in food preparation. Up to 10 teams participate at each level: junior, intermediate, and senior levels, all competing to show that they can Cook This!
2012 Cook This! Winners
Senior Level-Kickin' Kountry Kooks
Intermediate Level-Kitchen Heat
From Warren County
From Henry & Woodbury Counties
This event will be held at the Iowa State Fair on August 9-10, 2013
4-H Exhibit Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
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.
Applications are now open.
Teams cancelling after July 15th will be charged a $50 fee.
The 2013 Cook This! Challenge packet will be posted soon.
- 5 Myths of Hand washing (pdf)
- Clean Hands for Healthy Living (pdf)
- Temperature Rules (pdf)
- Foodborne Pathogens (pdf)
- Cook Factsheet (pdf)
- Clean Factsheet (pdf)
- Chill Factsheet (pdf)
Separate Factsheet (pdf)
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors!
Iowa Beef Industry Council - $1,000
Iowa Pork Producers Association - $1,000
Successful Farming Magazine - Grand Prize awards, in-kind
Fareway - in-kind donation
- Join 4-H
- CWF: Citizenship Washington Focus
- Iowa 4-H Youth Conference
- 4-H at the Iowa State Fair
- Iowa State Fair 4-H Staff Login
- State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa
- Iowa 4-H Center
Save the Dates
April 30, 2013 - Announce Event
June 30, 2013 - Application Deadline
July 15, 2013 - Announce Participants
August 9-10, 2013 - Cook This! event
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- Spend Smart. Eat Smart
- 2012 Cook This! Challenge Packet
- Bread, Cereal, and Grains (pdf)
- Vegetables (pdf)
- Fruit (pdf)
- Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt (pdf)
- Meat, Poultry, Beans, & Nuts (pdf)
Announcement of Winners (2011)
Press Release (2013)
Informational Flyer (2013)
Participant Application (online)