County 4-H Favorite Foods Day
Santa Clara County 4-H Favorite Foods Day 2019
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Favorite Foods Day is a county wide event held once a year to provide a “Learn by doing” educational experience for 4-H youth members. Emphasis for this event is on meal preparation, nutritional knowledge, menu planning, food safety, table setting, and Favorite Food item. Members should make a product suitable for their age. Advanced members are expected to prepare foods that take extra time, preparation and skills. All Novice, Beginner, Junior and Senior entries are judged on a Danish System. This allows for each entrant to be judged independently according to the Judging Guidelines that have been provided. Hence, there may be more than one entry scored as first place and so on. Additionally, the top scoring entries will receive bonus prizes. Clovers will be evaluated and receive participation recognition and a prize. Clovers (age 5-8) do not receive place rankings. Participating in Favorite Foods Day is free of charge to all current "Active" 4-H members.
Favorite Food Day Menu: What should be included in my menu?
Recipe Guidelines What should be included in my recipe card?
Table Setting: How do I make my table setting?
Place Setting Examples What should be included?
What happens after I set up?
My Plate Guidelines What is a My Plate entry?
Favorite Foods Day Frequently Asked Questions Questions? Check here first
Knowledge: Judges will quiz members on their knowledge of food safety, measurements, nutrition and food preparation for all items on their menu. Know where your Favorite Food fits in the “My Plate Guidelines”.
Showmanship: This is a showmanship event. Cleanliness and dress appropriate to food service is important. Hair should be neat and out of the member’s face. Wearing a 4-H uniform is optional. A costume or outfit related to the menu is also appropriate. For example, formal dress clothes may be worn for a fancy dinner menu; or for an international dish – the clothing of that culture.