The Texas 4-H Food Challenge contest is one of the most popular contests in the 4-H program and this year it is getting a facelift! Changes have been made to the contest for several reasons:
- To reflect consistency with other state and national contests.
- To reflect comments and suggestions from agents, 4-H members, and coaches.
- To reflect easier to use resources for our youth.
- To reflect the need to continuously evaluate the success of our programs!
This contest, modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined number of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges. The presentation will include information about the serving size, nutritional value, and cost of the dish. The 4-H Food Challenge allows 4-H members to demonstrate their culinary and food safety skills to judges and observers.
Each team will have at least three and no more than four members.
Contests resources have changed! Resources which will now be used for the contest include the following: