On Oct. 4, 35 4-Hers competed in the Wise County Food Challenge contest. The Food Challenge contest resembles Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” and youth are split into teams according to age.
At the beginning of the contest, youth are given a sack of ingredients and a clue to what the dish should be. Participants then have 40 minutes to create and plate their dish and prepare a presentation on it.
Youth must talk about the nutritional content, cost and substitutions for their dish as well as cover kitchen and food safety.
Results are as follows:
1st Place Senior Team – Caitlin Pruett, Marisol Millan, Anne-Marie Wells, Michaela Cross
1st Place Junior/Intermediate Team, Decatur 4-H – Fallon Sachse, Lyndi Luttrull, Lauryn Luttrull
2nd Place Junior/Intermediate Team, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H – Shelby Vanover, Dustin Davis, Sarah Beaver, Morgan Barnes, Madison Splawn
3rd Place Junior/Intermediate Team and Creative Award, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H – Brady Vanover, Hunter Horner, Lexi Swift, Warren Johnson, Easton Vanover
4th Place Junior/Intermediate Team, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H – Slayton Pruett, Joshua Goldman, Ashley Bowen, Sydney Keating, Chloe Malone
5th Place Junior/Intermediate Team and Teamwork Award, Chico 4-H – Michaela Martin, Kooper Martin, Jessie Outlaw, Morgan Williams, Logan McNamara
Participating Junior/Intermediate Team and Food Safety Award, Slidell/Greenwood 4-H – Chasey Malone, Dustie Fennell, Jayden Ellison, Bailey Keating
Participating Junior/Intermediate Team, Bridgeport 4-H – Kobey Dearing, Chauncy Jones, Mikayala Beebe, Elizabeth Beebe
The first-place senior team and the first- and second-place junior/intermediate team will advance to the District 3 Food Challenge contest on Oct. 26 in Jacksboro.
Excellent job, Wise County 4-Hers!