WAUKEE, Iowa (WHO-TV) — A local chef from Southwestern Iowa is a finalist in a national cooking competition.
Our coverage partners report that he’s a second grader from Waukee, IA. named Teddy Craig.
With help from his dad, he came up with a recipe that wowed the judges of Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest.
Teddy said he loves food and especially loves cooking with his dad, Jason Craig.
“It’s great that he loves food and also loves to get involved with the cooking. and it’s just a good way for us to spend time together and it’s a special bond that we have.”
They made it into the top 25 finalists with their chicken and fennel rice casserole. If they make it to the top 5 Teddy will win $15,000 for himself and $30,000 for his school, Waukee Elementary, for a cafeteria makeover.
Voting is open until November 11. Results will be announced December 14.