3rd Annual Cook-Off Classic, a lip-smacking success!
The Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2022 Cook County Cook-Off Classic BBQ Competition a big success!
The Chamber expressed appreciation to cook teams, sponsors, volunteers, Chamber Board and Jr. Board Members, and community supporters, who all turned out for the day of family fun at the Cook County Livestock Arena in Sparks.
“We could not have done it without each of you,” said Chamber President Heather Green. “It was a great day in Cook County!”
The third annual event featured the Major Terry “Turtle” Arnold People’s Choice Award, named in memory of the previous award winner. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office won the first Major Terry Arnold Award.
The non-sanctioned BBQ competition presented cash prizes for first, second, and third place. Categories included chicken, ribs, Boston butt, and Brunswick stew.
The Cook-Off Classic winners were:
Brunswick Stew – First place, Johnny P’s BBQ; second place, Adel Fire Department; and third place, Ribpublicans.
Ribs – First place, Blazin’ Hog BBQ; second place, Johnny P’s BBQ; and third place, Cone Grilling Team.
Chicken – First place, Smokin’ C’s BBQ; second place, Johnny P’s BBQ; and third place, Adel Fire Department.
Boston Butt – First place, Cook County Fire Department; second place, Smokin’ C’s BBQ; and third place, Johnny P’s BBQ.
The Cook-Off Classic had a live band, BBQ samples, food vendors, and a Kids Zone with bouncy houses and games.