What's Cookin'

7th Annual

April 18, 2020
2570 N West Branch Rd - Polo, IL
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Having Fun - Helping Others

500+ attended the 5th Annual What's Cookin' event held April 13, 2019

2019 What's Cookin' Judges

Andy Colbert
A certified Executive graduate of the American Culinary Federation and holds a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University in Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics. He was Food Administrator for NIU's Lorado Taft Campus from 1980 to 2010.

Aaron Wilson

WIFR Channel 23
Morning and Noon Weather Anchor.

Marilyn Csernus

As a University of Illinois Extension and Wellness Educator, Marilyn Csernus strives to help others improve their health and prevent or manage chronic illness through evidenced based programming. 

2019 Sponsors

Gourmet $1000+

Knife $500+
Exelon Byron Generating
KSB Hospital
Oregon Healthcare Pharmacy
Stillman Valley Lions Club

Fork $300+
Kennedy Family Foundation
Matsock Insurance
Rock Road Companies
Shawn Blobaum

Tablespoon $100+
Leonard and Joyce Bruns
Byron Bank
DP Website Maintenance
E. D. Etnyre
[email protected]
Mueller-Guzman Country Financial
Ogle County Clerk & Recorder
Ogle County Farm Bureau
Oregon Lions Club
Serenity Hospice & Home
Sterling Federal
Stillman Bank
The Bratta Family

Teaspoon $50+
The Carsella Family
Central Bank Illinois
The Flower Patch
Koeller Forreston Hardware
Moring Disposal
Northside Barbaq
Sophisticated Sweets
Kim Stahl

Pinch $25
Benesh Girls
​Berry View Orchard
Bonvallet Dental
Hairy Cow Brewing Co.
The Kitchen Table
Mt Morris Senior Center
Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center
​The Village Bakery

  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
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  5. Managing Director
  6. Managing Director

2019 Cooking Teams

KSB Dietary
Ogle County Clerk
Ogle County Cooking Team
Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center
Serenity Hospice & Home

Main Dish
Big Ed's BBQ
E. D. Etnyre
Northside Barbaq
​​Ogle County Pork Producers
The Village Bakery

Side Dish
Berry View Orchard
Hairy Cow Brewing Co
Hoppers Poppers
The Kitchen Table
Mighty Vine

Bassline Bakery
Benesh Girls
Kitchen Angels
Mt Morris Senior Center
Sophisticated Sweets

Junior Chefs
The Flippin Cowgirls
The Fresh Fashionistats
​Hazel's Junior

2019 Sponsorship Letter
2019 Sponsorship Form
2019 Cooking Team Entry Form

Shawn Blobaum

Kim Stahl , Ogle County Circuit Clerk

Rock Road Company

​Kennedy Family Foundation

Northside Barbaq