Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Olivia Smith of Winterset won first place and $1,000 in the Food Bank of Iowa Chopped competition, judged Sunday, August 22, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.
Susie Jones of Winterset won second place and $150. Anita Van Gundy of Des Moines claimed third place and $50.
Honorable mention was awarded to Maria Monahan of West Des Moines and Holly Houg of Urbandale.
Entries were judged on flavor, ease of preparation 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.