Sheet Pan Meals Win Awards at State Fair
August 19, 2017
Geraldine Tait of Humeston won first place and a $100 gift card in the Bolton & Hay Sheet Metal Pan Meals competition, judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Susan Schultz of Haverhill earned second place and a $50 gift card. Olivia Smith of Winterset claimed third place and a $25 gift card.
Contestants were tasked to prepare an entire meal on one 8 x 13 aluminum or stainless steel sheet pan.
Entries were judged on creativity, ease of preparation, taste, appeal and meal completeness.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 177 divisions, 769 classes and over 9,856 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.