Local 4-H members participated in the Clay County Food Challenge Oct. 17. Thirteen members participated in the challenge and 17 guests present for the awards ceremony.
Junior team members Rexa Hand, Layton Graham, Madeline Catraon, Hadley Gee and Camrin Byers took first place in the competition to advance to the District 4-H Food Challenge in Jacksboro next month. The intermediate team of Kalico Burkes, Kylee Erickson, Kat Hand and Kylee Halter also advance to the November competition. The junior-intermediate team of Heather Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Logan Taylor and Regan Seigler took third place in the county contest.
The District 3 4-H Food Challenge is a unique opportunity to participants in an innovative food and nutrition competition. The 4-H Food Challenge brings fun, learning, application of knowledge and skills, and group competition together at one event.
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.