Order Up! Teams Announced for the 2013 Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge

The burners are running on high as teams are announced for the 2013 Cook This! Culinary Challenge. Twenty-eight teams from across the state will compete at three age levels (junior, intermediate and senior) to show that they can Cook This. More than 80 youth will participate in this year’s challenge, making it the largest competition to date. Teams are listed below by grade completed.

Junior Level (5th-6th grade)

Sizzlin' Sweetie Pies (Warren County)-Gabby M., Ashlynn W., Vanessa H.
Chillin', Chattin', and Choppin' (Calhoun)-Kaylynn K., Heidi H., Anna M.
Cookin' Crusaders (Woodbury)-Jessica Kratz., Anna Plathe, Lauren Sobaski
2 Girls and A Guy (Montgomery)-Emily P., Drake J., Savanna C.
TBD (Clarke)-Colton H., Austin S., Andrew D.
TBD (Woodbury)-Annie Lord, Kiana Fjeldheim, Natalie Verschoor
The Three Amigos (Warren)-Ally O., Sarah M., Meredith H.
Chocolate Thunder (Hancock/Kossuth)-Ethan D., Samantha D., Paige N.
Hometown Heroes (Cedar)-Xzavior B., Brooke E., Alec H.
The Bakin' Burritos (Marshall/Woodbury)-Selena W., Mackenzie S., Rachel Dreeszen

Intermediate Level (7th-8th grade)

Kitchen Heat (Warren)-Hannah M., Leonora J., Lucas H.
TBD (Polk)-Evalina G., Freedom C., Aspen D.
The Franklin Foodies (Franklin)-Abby C., Jenna W., Keturah S.
The Three Cookateers (Calhoun/Monona)-Chase P., Mitchell C., Brenna P.
Zesty Zingers (Mahaska)-Elizabeth D., Emily G., Natalie W.
Shooting Stars (Madison)-Grace E., Alaina O., Paige O.
The Three L's (Marshall/Boone)-Lauren M., Leah M., Landra R.
Cooking Cousins (Henry)-Zoe R., Breeana R., Kaylee N.
TBD (Clarke)-Rileigh H., Maeci B., Katie C.
The Steak Kings (Kossuth)-Trevor D., Gavyn G., Evan A.
J.A.K. (Appanoose)-Alienna B., John D., Kendall D.

Senior Level (9th-12th grade)

Gourmet Rednecks (Decatur)-Marcus F., Brianna B., Dalton R.
Spice Girls (Appanoose/Fremont)-Jasmine M., Sarah R., Christine R.
Team Ham (Hamilton)-Jan R., Erin A., Josi D.
The Spice Girls (Mahaska)-Sandra B., Lexi R., Jennifer A.
The Spice Boys (Mahaska)-Kamron V., Dalton K., Zacary R.
Warriors (Polk)-Anna C., Tala D., Riley M.
TBD (Woodbury)-Nicole Kratz, Karissa Fjeldheim, Tyler Paulsen
The schedule for the event is posted on the Cook This! website.  For more information, follow the Cook This! Twitter page, @4hCookThis.  Challenge information and resources will also be posted to the Cook This! Wordpress blog at http://4hcookthis.wordpress.com.  Participants can also like the Iowa 4-H  Facebook page and plan attend the Cook This! event via Facebook.  Updates and contest information will be posted to each of these sites throughout the summer.  
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across America with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills. One in five Iowa school-age youth participates in 4-H. In Iowa, 4-H Youth Development is headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 4-H is supported by federal, state and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees. For more information about joining 4-H, contact Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County office at (712) 276-2157 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury/4h.

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