Dutch Oven Cooking Cast First Place for Des Moines Cook

DES MOINES, IA (09/06/2019) (readMedia)-- Tyler Bartels of Des Moines won First Place Overall and Second Place Overall in the Dutch Oven Cooking competition, judged Saturday, August 17, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

A Dutch oven is a thick walled cooking pot traditionally made of cast iron, and it has a tight fitting lid. Entries for the Dutch oven division must have been cooked in a Dutch oven and on a grill or open fire.

Entries were judged on taste, ease of preparation and creativity.

Results follow:

Main Dish/Side Dish

1) Tyler Bartels, Des Moines

2) Gerald Glass, Des Moines

3) William Rohlf, Des Moines


1) Tyler Bartels, Des Moines

2) Gerald Glass, Des Moines

3) None

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 166 divisions, 715 classes and over 7,300 entries at this year's Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.