What's Cookin'

7th Annual

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

Having Fun - Helping Others

Over 500 people enjoyed the superb food from our 2019 What's Cookin' vendors. In 2020 we will
again rent the tent for extra seating and happier attendees. Our celebrity chefs, one of which brought
live TV coverage, added to the professionalism and outreach for our event. Pictures of vendors,
people, and trophies from 2019 What's Cookin' and forms to register for teams and sponsorships for 
2020 are provided below. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] or call

2020 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
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

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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

2020 Sponsorship Letter
2020 Sponsorship Form
2020 Cooking Team Entry Form

2020 Sponsors