Food Challenge & Food Show

Event Information



Registration from November 2-20, 2020

Entries are due on Friday, November 20, 2020

Gatesville Civic Center

301 Veteran’s Memorial Loop

Gatesville, TX 76528

Rules & Guidelines and Forms

Both Contests-Rules & Forms
Tentative Schedule ( Coming soon!!)

Detailed Schedule

Food Challenge
Rules & Guidelines & All Forms
Junior/Intermediate Scorecard
Junior/Intermediate Worksheet
Senior Presentation Scorecard
Senior Worksheet
All Age Divisions Preparation Scorecard
Texas 4-H Food Challenge Manual
Texas 4-H “Pantry Power” (This will be the procedure used at Texas 4-H Roundup regarding the pantry.  A similar process will be used that District 8 contest.) 
Texas 4-H Food & Nutrition Resources

Food Show
Rules & Guidelines & All Forms
Junior/Intermediate Paperwork
Senior Paperwork
All Age Division Score Sheet
Sample Questions
Recipe Submission Checklist
Texas 4-H Food Show Rules & Guidelines
Texas 4-H Food & Nutrition Resources

Food Challenge Supply Box

Printable version (pdf)

Beverage glass Measuring spoons ( 1 set)
Dip size (1)
Mixing (2)
Serving (1)
Non-stick cooking spray
Calculator Note cards (1 package – no larger than 5×7)
Can Opener Paper towels (1 roll)
Cookie Sheet Pancake turner
Colander Pencils (no limit)
Cutting Boards (3) Plastic box or trash bag for dirty equipment
Disposable tasting spoons (no limit) Pot with lid
Dry measuring cups (1 set) Potato masher
Electric skillet Potato peeler
Extension cord
(Teams should be certain the extension cord is compatible (2-prong/3-prong) with the plugs on their electrical supplies.)
Sanitizing wipes (1 container) or bleach solution spray *recipes available at
First aid kit Serving platter or plate
Food thermometers Serving utensil
Fork Skewers (1 set)
Gloves Skillet with lid
Grater Spatulas (2)
Hand sanitizer Stirring spoon
Hot pads (up to 5) Storage bags (1 box)
Kitchen shears (1 pair) Tongs
Kitchen timer Two single-burner hot plates OR one double-burner plate (electric only!)
Knives (4) Whisk
Liquid measuring cup (2 cup size)

Gadget of the Year!

  • Teams may have the following kitchen gadget for their box for the 2020-2021 Contest Year:
  • Spiralizer (Manual Only)


Pantry Items

Oil (16 oz)
1 Jar Chicken Bouillon
1 Medium Onion
2 (14 oz) Cans Vegetables and/or Fruit (Team Choice)
Rice (white or brown) or Pasta (16 oz) (Team Choice)

Agent Information

Contest Letter-MS WORD PDF
Agent Assignments -Coming Soon!


2020 District Food Show Results

2019 District 8 Food Challenge Results

2019 District 8 Food Show Results

2018 D8 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge Results
2017 D8 4-H Food Show Food Challenge Result SheetsRecipes Used
2016 Food Show & Food Challenge Results
2015 Food_Show & Food Challenge Results
2013 Food Show & Food Challenge Results
2012 Food Show & Food Challenge Results
2011 Food Show & Food Challenge Results
2010 Food Show & Food Challenge Results
2010 D8 4-H Food Show & Challenge Evaluation Summary
Check out the pictures!

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