Victoria County had three groups take part within the District 4-H Food Challenge competitors at the Friar Ag Center & Anne Friar Thomas Homemaking Building in Cuero on Dec. 1.1 District 11 is comprised of 18 counties within the Coastal Bend area.
The following two Food Challenge groups positioned at the District Competition
- First place, the Bow Ties, junior intermediate principal dish. Members are Madison Kubecka, Amry Feuerbacher, Levi Feuerbacker and Noah Rung.
- Third place, Crossroads Cookers, senior appetizer. Members are Laney Aiken, Sarah Schoener, Deegon Herndon andGarrett Kolodziejczyk.
The Food Challenge contest is a “highly charged” meals expertise modeled after such competitions because the Food Network’s “Iron Chef.” The contest challenges groups to create a dish utilizing a predetermined key ingredient. The group is given cash to buy extra meals from a grocery retailer at the contest. From these substances, group members should determine and put together the dish, after which make a presentation for the judges. The presentation consists of details about the USDA MyPlate, vitamin, serving sizes, the price, and wholesome way of life adjustments that they’ve made within the 4-H Food & Nutrition venture.
The contest permits 4-H members to exhibit their culinary, meals security, and public talking abilities. Teamwork is the important thing to being profitable at this contest.
Seventeen p 4-H members contributors from Victoria County within the Food Show.
Contestants had been judged on their public talking abilities, along with their information of vitamin because it pertains to their dish, information of MyPlate and meals security abilities. The contestants should clarify to the judges how they ready the dish. They should additionally cross a written information examination and full a abilities check. This 12 months, the contestants had been required to set a proper place setting.
The senior division is for 4-H members who’re in highschool, grades 9–12. The intermediate division consists of 4-H members which are in grades 6–8 and the junior division is for 4-H members in grades 3–5.
The 4-H meals present consists of 4 meals classes that are appetizer, wholesome dessert, principal, and facet.
The Victoria County 4-H Food Show winners at the District Contest are as follows:
Senior appetizer: First, Thomas Rung; third, Madalynn Nunez.
Senior Healthy Dessert: First, Trapper Feuerbacher.
Senior Main Dish: Third, Macie Kolodziejczyk.
Intermediate Healthy Dessert: First, Noah Rung.
Intermediate Side Dish: Second, Mattie Garrett.
Intermediate Main Dish: Second, Madison Kubecka.
Junior Healthy Dessert: First, Madelyn Rung
Junior Main Dish: Third, Claire Connally.
Junior Side Dish: Third, Brynnley Laake.
The 4-H members are taught robust interview methods and teamwork within the 4-H Food and Nutrition venture. The kids are additionally taught beneficial life abilities, akin to making wholesome meals selections.
This 12 months, I’m particularly excited for Trapper and Thomas who certified to attend the state competitors at Texas 4-H Roundup. Hundreds of high 4-H members from throughout the state of Texas will journey in June to Texas 4-H Roundup, the place there might be greater than 50 numerous competitions. Attending and making reminiscences at State Roundup needs to be a aim for each 4-H member.
Gayle Bludau is the Victoria County Family Community Health Extension Agent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.