Food Challenge

Food Challenge

Best Practices for Food and Nutrition
Food Challenge and Food Show County Letter
Food & Nutrition Resources
Texas 4-H Food Challenge Rules & Guidelines



County Food Challenge Contest

Event Information


Saturday, November 13, 2021

  • Registration: October 20-November 5th
  • Entries due on November 5th
  • $10 late fee applied after October 26th

McLennan County Extension Office
4224 Cobbs Dr.
Waco, Texas 76710

Register for County Food Challenge!

District Food Challenge Contest

Event Information

Date:  Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Registration from November 8-26, 2021

Entries will be submitted via the county office.

Bell County Expo Center
301 W Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5353


Rules & Guidelines and Forms

Contests – Rules and Forms
Tentative Schedule ( Coming soon!!)

Food Challenge
Rules & Guidelines and All Forms
Junior/Intermediate Presentation Scorecard
Junior/Intermediate Worksheet
Senior Presentation Scorecard
Preparation (Team Spirit) Scorecard (All Age Divisions)
Senior Worksheet
Texas 4-H Food Challenge Manual
Texas 4-H “Pantry Power” (This will be the procedure used at Texas 4-H Roundup regarding the pantry.  A similar process will be used that District 8 contest.) 
Texas 4-H Food & Nutrition Resources

Food Challenge Supply Box

Printable version (pdf)

Beverage glass Measuring spoons ( 1 set)
Dip size (1)
Mixing (2)
Serving (1)
Non-stick cooking spray
Calculator Note cards (1 package – no larger than 5×7)
Can Opener Paper towels (1 roll)
Cookie Sheet Pancake turner
Colander Pencils (no limit)
Cutting Boards (3) Plastic box or trash bag for dirty equipment
Disposable tasting spoons (no limit) Pot with lid
Dry measuring cups (1 set) Potato masher
Electric skillet Potato peeler
Extension cord
(Teams should be certain the extension cord is compatible (2-prong/3-prong) with the plugs on their electrical supplies.)
Sanitizing wipes (1 container) or bleach solution spray *recipes available at
First aid kit Serving platter or plate
Food thermometers Serving utensil
Fork Skewers (1 set)
Gloves Skillet with lid
Grater Spatulas (2)
Hand sanitizer Stirring spoon
Hot pads (up to 5) Storage bags (1 box)
Kitchen shears (1 pair) Tongs
Kitchen timer Two single-burner hot plates OR one double-burner plate (electric only!)
Knives (4) Whisk
Liquid measuring cup (2 cup size)



Pantry Items

Oil (16 oz)
1 Jar Chicken Bouillon
1 Medium Onion
2 (14 oz) Cans Vegetables and/or Fruit (Team Choice)
Rice (white or brown) or Pasta (16 oz) (Team Choice)

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