Images: Leslie Meredith wins Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale

 
 
Updated 11/11/2019 11:12 PM

Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights on Monday night was selected as the winner for the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca.

Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights reacts after her name is called as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening. From left are finalists Lulu Chapa of Volo, Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect, Meredith, and Ann Wayne of Barrington.
  Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights reacts after her name is called as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening. From left are finalists Lulu Chapa of Volo, Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect, Meredith, and Ann Wayne of Barrington.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
This is the winning dish created by Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights as she was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  This is the winning dish created by Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights as she was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Finalist Ann Wayne of Barrington created this dish. Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Finalist Ann Wayne of Barrington created this dish. Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Finalist Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect created this dish.  Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Finalist Lisa Eberhahn of Mount Prospect created this dish. Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Finalist Lulu Chapa of Volo created this dish. Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Finalist Lulu Chapa of Volo created this dish. Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights was selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights cooks on her way to being selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights cooks on her way to being selected as the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale winner at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Judges taste the creations of four finalists at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Judges taste the creations of four finalists at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights accepts the wooden spoon trophy from Eileen Brown of the Daily Herald at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights accepts the wooden spoon trophy from Eileen Brown of the Daily Herald at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights hams it up with contest judge Jimmy Nicolau after Meredith was announced the winner of the Daily Herald at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
  Leslie Meredith of Arlington Heights hams it up with contest judge Jimmy Nicolau after Meredith was announced the winner of the Daily Herald at the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge Finale at the Westin in Itasca on Monday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
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