Students age 8-21 can enter Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off Contest to be held in Grand Island

Students age 8-21 can enter Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off Contest to be held in Grand Island
April 26th, 2023 | News Release

Entries are open for the 40th All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off Contest. All interested contestants must enter by May 25. The contest will be held July 4 at the 2023 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The Cook-Off Contest provides an opportunity for National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members to display their knowledge of the beef industry and skills in the kitchen while enjoying friendly competition with fellow participants. All contestants must be members of the NJAA and each team must consist of two to six members of a state junior Angus association.

This annual contest encourages NJAA members from each state to gather their best recipes, prepare a Certified Angus Beef® beef dish and perform a skit to entertain and educate the audience. The cuts selected for this year’s contest are as follows: the steak division is teres major, the roast division is top sirloin cap and the other category is ground beef and will be a throwback to the very first cook-off, “The Great Ground Round Cook-Off.”

The contest consists of three age categories: 8-13; 14-17; and 18-21. All ages will be determined as of January 1. Mixed teams may be entered but will be classified by the oldest member of the team. The contest will be judged by a panel of three judges. Winners in categories of showmanship, recipe and overall excellence will be awarded special prizes.

Entries for the contest must be submitted online at For more information about the contest, contact Anne Lampe at 670-874-4273 or or Anne Patton Schubert at 502-477-2663.


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