The goal of the Texas 4-H Food Show is to provide an opportunity for 4-H contestants to highlight their culinary skills while also improving their presentation and interview skills. More than 120,000 youth participate in the 4-H Food & Nutrition Project where they learn to prepare nutritious and safe meals and adopt behaviors that can help reduce their risk for chronic disease.
• Develop healthy eating habits to reduce the risk of chronic disease.
• Develop food preparation, safety, and nutrition skills.
• Provide leadership and public speaking opportunities.
• Provide opportunities for participants to connect MyPlate and Dietary Guidelines to their
• Learn about nutrients and the health benefits they provide to your body
The theme for 2021-2022 is “Backyard BBQ!”.
What’s your favorite dish at a backyard BBQ? Don’t be afraid to showcase your culinary skills by experimenting with flavors and dishes commonly found at a backyard BBQ.
Summer isn’t the only time for a Backyard BBQ! Sometimes, a backyard BBQ means you get to enjoy special dishes that you only see at a BBQ. The grill usually comes out and families have started gathering around to experiment with different flavors. Now is the time for you to get creative with flavors and recipes commonly found at a backyard BBQs. You may even want to try out a new piece of kitchen equipment such as a grill plate or indoor grill. Remember, not all backyard BBQ dishes even require a grill! Many Backyard BBQ dish favorites can be prepared on the stovetop, in the oven, in non-cook methods, or using special equipment. Please keep in mind your 75 minute kitchen time at State Roundup when selecting your recipe. ABSOLUTELY NO open flames or outdoor type grills will be allowed at the State Food Show!
Remember to keep in mind good nutrition and healthy preparation methods as you select your recipe.
All contestants must be registered on 4-H Online prior to submitting an entry.