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Fannin County Fair 2022: Let’s Get Cookin!

Contest: Teams of 3-4 youth work together to create a tasty dish using mystery ingredients and limited cooking supplies.

Date: October 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am

Fannin County Multi-Purpose Complex Participation:

Fannin County youth in teams in the following age groups:

Juniors Teams: (3rd-5th graders)

Intermediate Teams: (6th-8th graders)

Senior Teams: (9th-12th graders)

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2022 **Registration link will be provided soon**

Fannin County Extension Office (Derrell Hall Education Center) 2505 N. Center Street, Bonham, TX 75418

 

Creativity: Each team will have the option of choosing a team name/theme and wearing coordinated clothing, aprons, accessories, etc. to represent their team.

How it Works: Each team will create a dish/recipe using provided ingredients, pre-approved staple ingredients & cooking tools/supplies brought by participants. Teams will present completed dish at appointed time to a panel of judges and should be able to communicate knowledge of food groups (MY PLATE); cooking & food safety; basic cooking techniques. Resource materials will be provided to all interested teams for study and preparation.

RULES OF PLAY: • Each team will have 40 minutes to prepare a dish using only the ingredients provided or available in the pantry and their own supplies. • Team works together on an oral presentation of completed dish for judging. Teams will have 5 minutes to introduce themselves and discuss their dish. Judges will be looking for knowledge of food groups (MYPLATE) and nutrients; knowledge of preparation/cooking techniques; and knowledge of food and kitchen safety. • Preparation skills, food and kitchen safety skills, and teamwork will be judged throughout cooking portion of the contest. • Once time is up at 40 minutes, teams will move straight to judging. AWARDS: • Prizes will be awards for the top teams in each age division. • Additional “spirit” prizes will be awarded!

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Bethany Arie (903) 583-7453 ext. 1 Bethany.arie@ag.tamu.ed