Project Description

4-H Food Showdown

The Oklahoma 4-H and Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the 4-H Food Showdown as a Roundup contest in 2011. The 4-H Food Showdown was developed by county Extension educators and state Extension specialist to address the need for a new, 4-H foods and nutrition experience. This contest, modeled after such competitions as the Food Network's "Iron Chef", challenges teams of three 4-H members to create a dish, from only a clue, predetermined ingredients, and a common pantry. From these ingredients, team members must use their food and nutrition knowledge, creativity and leadership skills to prepare the dish and then make a presentation about it to the judges. The presentation will include information about the serving size, nutritional value, and cost of the dish. The 4-H Food Showdown allows 4-H members to demonstrate their culinary and food safety skills to judges and observers.