4-Hers participate in District Food Challenge
Two hundred and fifty youth, representing 45 teams from 19 Panhandle counties gathered at MK Brown Memorial Auditorium and Civic Center in Pampa November 28 to compete in the 4-H Food Challenge sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The Food Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s Iron Chef, according to Brandon Dukes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H and youth specialist in Amarillo.
The 4-H Food Challenge allows teams of three to five 4-H members to create a dish using a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, 4-H members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the preparation process, nutritional value, serving size and cost of the dish, Dukes said.
Throughout this process, 4-H members are applying the knowledge and skills gained through participation in the 4-H foods and nutrition project, he said, demonstrating their culinary and food safety skills, and continuing to learn about making healthier food choices.
Hartley County 4-H sent 3 teams to the competition - 2 senior teams and 1 junior team. Dallam County was represented by 2 junior teams. Following are the divisions, the placing of the teams, the team members and their counties.
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