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Food - Junior Chef Baking Championship

Food - Junior Chef Baking Championship

August 23, 2022

Ashlynn Derr of Clive was named the Overall Winner in the Junior Chef Baking Challenged on Saturday, August 20 at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on taste, appearance and written story.

Complete results as follows:

Junior Chef Baking Championship - Children (Ages 5-8)

1) Kepler Pienta, Iowa City

2) Gwen Livingston, Shannon City

3) Simon Patterson, Des Moines

Junior Chef Baking Championship - Kids Intermediate (Ages 9-12)

1) Chloe Carson, Des Moines

2) Caitlin Caffrey, Ankeny

3) Mia Frangopol, Mingo

Junior Chef Baking - Youth (Ages 13-17)

1) Ashlyn Derr, Clive

2) Lydia Hunter, Waukee

3) Madeline Davis, Pleasant Hill

Junior Chef Baking Championship - Overall Winners

1) Ashlyn Derr, Clive

2) Chloe Carson, Des Moines

3) Kepler Pienta, Iowa City

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.