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Images: Elizabeth Schuttler wins the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale

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The final four cooks faced off Monday night in the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge live cooking finale at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca. Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness was named the winner.

Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Elizabeth parades through well wishers with her wooden spoon trophy.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Elizabeth parades through well wishers with her wooden spoon trophy.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Final four contestants pose with their plated dishes, from left, Mark Clemens of Elgin, Ben Blake of Winfield, Schuttler, and Darla Pitts of Chicago.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Final four contestants pose with their plated dishes, from left, Mark Clemens of Elgin, Ben Blake of Winfield, Schuttler, and Darla Pitts of Chicago.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness reacts upon being named winner of the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness reacts upon being named winner of the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Shown is Schuttler's winning creation.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Shown is Schuttler's winning creation.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler receives appreciation from husband Jeff.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler receives appreciation from husband Jeff.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler has a bit of fun with her wooden spoon trophy and  finals judge Jimmy Nicolau of Grecian Delight Foods.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler has a bit of fun with her wooden spoon trophy and finals judge Jimmy Nicolau of Grecian Delight Foods.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler shares her excitement with friends after being named the winner.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler shares her excitement with friends after being named the winner.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler's cheering section reacts as her name is called.
  Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness won the 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale during a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Schuttler's cheering section reacts as her name is called.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Here, Laura Andrew, far right, shares a laugh with others as she selects fancy food. Andrew was celebrating her birthday by attending the event to watch the final four cooks compete.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Here, Laura Andrew, far right, shares a laugh with others as she selects fancy food. Andrew was celebrating her birthday by attending the event to watch the final four cooks compete.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Here, finals judge John Hampson tastes a final four dish. Hampson won the 2016 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Here, finals judge John Hampson tastes a final four dish. Hampson won the 2016 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Here, finals judge Ahmed Azizy tastes a final four dish. Azizy is the Executive Chef at Westin Chicago Northwest.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Here, finals judge Ahmed Azizy tastes a final four dish. Azizy is the Executive Chef at Westin Chicago Northwest.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Toasty Cheese was among the vendors offering product at the event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Toasty Cheese was among the vendors offering product at the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Emcee Paul Guerrero speaks to the crowd.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Emcee Paul Guerrero speaks to the crowd.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Monique Costello of Happy Eats Healthy offers a cooking demonstration including cashews.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Monique Costello of Happy Eats Healthy offers a cooking demonstration including cashews.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Crowd members sip wine as they watch cooking demonstrations.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Crowd members sip wine as they watch cooking demonstrations.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Mario Rizzotti of Iron Chef America provides a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Mario Rizzotti of Iron Chef America provides a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Suzy Singh of NOW Foods offers a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Suzy Singh of NOW Foods offers a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Suzy Singh of NOW Foods offers a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Suzy Singh of NOW Foods offers a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Hoofbrauhouse Chicago was among the vendors offering product at the event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Hoofbrauhouse Chicago was among the vendors offering product at the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Nothing Bundt Cakes was among the vendors offering product at the event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Nothing Bundt Cakes was among the vendors offering product at the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Nothing Bundt Cakes was among the vendors offering product at the event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Nothing Bundt Cakes was among the vendors offering product at the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Toasty Cheese was among the vendors offering product at the event.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Toasty Cheese was among the vendors offering product at the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  Contestant Darla Pitts of Chicago competes.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Contestant Darla Pitts of Chicago competes.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Ahmed Azizy of the Westin Chicago Northwest provides a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Contestant Ben Blake of Winfield competes.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Contestant Ben Blake of Winfield competes.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Mario Rizzotti of Iron Chef America provides a cooking demonstration.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Mario Rizzotti of Iron Chef America provides a cooking demonstration.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Contestant Mark Clemens of Elgin competes.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Contestant Mark Clemens of Elgin competes.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Brian Emmett of Itasca speaks to the contestants as they prepare their food.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Chef Brian Emmett of Itasca speaks to the contestants as they prepare their food.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night.  The food prepared by Mark Clemens of Elgin.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. The food prepared by Mark Clemens of Elgin.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. The food prepared by Darla Pitts of Chicago.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. The food prepared by Darla Pitts of Chicago.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. The food prepared by Ben Blake of Winfield.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. The food prepared by Ben Blake of Winfield.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Novak & Parker Home Appliance was among the vendors offering snacks for people.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Novak & Parker Home Appliance was among the vendors offering snacks for people.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Novak & Parker Home Appliance was among the vendors offering snacks for people.
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. Novak & Parker Home Appliance was among the vendors offering snacks for people.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The  2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. A large cheering contingent for winning contestant Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness donned custom-printed  shirts declaring "Victor-E-lizabeth"
  The 2017 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge finale was held, including a live cooking competition, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca Monday night. A large cheering contingent for winning contestant Elizabeth Schuttler of Inverness donned custom-printed shirts declaring "Victor-E-lizabeth"
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
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