Iowa State Fair

Food: Cooking with Coffee

August 16, 2021

Ann Gillotti of Ankeny won First Place and a $75 gift card in the Cooking with Coffee competition, judged Friday, August 13, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entrants were tasked with creating an award worthy creation using coffee provided by Friedrich’s Coffee.

Tasha Wells of Pleasant Hill earned Second Place and a $50 gift card. Bridget Lottman of Norwalk claimed Third Place and a $25 gift card.

Judges also awarded Honorable Mention honors to Jenna Brady of Runnells.

Entries were judged on taste, best use of coffee and appearance.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.