The District 3 4-H Food Challenge, a unique opportunity to participants in an innovative food and nutrition competition, was held Oct. 26, in Jacksboro, with over 200 participates from 24 counties.
Participants placing first in the contest advance to the State 4-H Food Challenge at Texas Tech University in June.
Clay County’s senior team of Stefanie Wolf, Brittany Taylor, Taylor Watson and Cassie Pickett earned first place in the fruits and vegetables category and will advance.
Earning fourth place in the junior and intermediate beard and cereal category were Mikayla Taylor, Heather Taylor, Addie Duncan, Ashlyn Douthitt and Abby McClain.
Participating in the junior and intermediate category were Jacobi Reynolds, Sarah Brown, Regan Seigler, Haleah Harmon and Abby Zamzow.
The 4-H Food Challenge is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s Iron Chef, the 4-H Food Challenge allows teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined amount of ingredients. From these ingredients, 4-H members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the serving size, nutritional value, and cost of the dish. Through out of this energized process, the 4-H members are demonstrating their culinary and food safety skills.