Shasta County
University of California
Shasta County

Inter-Mountain Favorite Foods Day

Inter-Mountain Favorite Foods Day

Registration Due (mandatory): Friday, December 21, 2018

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Where: Inter-Mountain Fairground

Theme: "Down on the Barnyard"

Coordinated by: Hat Creek 4-H

Register here: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26106

Age Divisions: Primary 5-8   Junior 9-10   Intermediate 11-13   Senior 14+

Approximate Schedule:

8:00 AM - Check-in & set-up entries (if you would like to set up the night before, please contact Rodd Taylor at 530-604-6998)

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Judges orientation and opportunity to take pictures of members entries

9:00 AM Judging begins in all divisions.  All adults are asked to stay out of the judging area.  Place settings will be set-up on the judge's side of the table.  Each member is to stand by their food entry, serve each judge a sample and answer any questions.  Members with multiple entries will be told what order to rotate for the judging of entries.  Members must remain with the entry, if feasible, until all judging is completed for that specific category.  Members with multiple entries may not be able to stay with each particular entry.  When members are dismissed from their final class, they are to go to the designated area or to the reception area.  Following the completion of all judging, the foods will be open for viewing and picture taking.  (Exceptions: Members are not required to remain with their entries for Edible Centerpieces, Card Table Displays or Decorated Cakes during judging).

Foods Challenge Contest: All members are invited to take part in this contest to see how knowledgeable they are about foods and related subjects.  This contest will be open 9 AM, bring a pencil and take the challenge!

12:00 PM - Buffet lunch is served after all judging is complete.  Each family attending is asked to bring an additional salad or main dish for 10 people.  Members are also encouraged to use their "Favorite Foods Day" entries for this lunch, in addition to the dish their family brings for the buffet lunch.

Important Information:  Market Animal Category, any member enrolled in a market animal project (beef, sheep, swine, goat, rabbit or poultry) can enter a food item using meat from their market animal species.  A nutritionally balanced menu card (menu and recipe) must be included as well as a complete place setting.  The place setting and menu should follow this year's theme.  Entry in this division must have more than one step in the preparation process.  Example: slice of ham (not acceptable) vs. casserole with broccoli, rice and ham (acceptable).

Recipe card: Available in the December - January issue of the Tips N' Topic Newsletter

Please note: Adult leaders and parents will NOT be allowed in the competition area until all judging is completed.  There will be Junior/Teen Leaders and older members available to carry participant's entries to category tables, help with assistance and answer questions following check-in.  Parents are asked to allow youth members to earn the sense of accomplishment of doing all of their own work.

Parents and leaders are encouraged to teach members ahead of time before the day of the event how to arrange their table settings and displays.  Each participant is responsible for setting-up his or her own table setting or display the day of the event. 

Maximum of 5 entries per youth with a maximum of 3 entries that need to be presented to the judge.

Categories:

1. Main Dish                             9. Quick Bread

2. Salad                                  10. Formal/Informal Card Table Display

3. Dessert                               11. Market Animal

4. Yeast Bread                        12. Beverage

5. Food Preservation               13. Appetizer

6. Dairy Foods                         14. Egg Dish

7. Decorated Cake                   15. Adult Edible Centerpiece

8. Edible Centerpiece

Category eligibility, rules & requirements

Category 1 - Full place setting placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item, extension cord, etc.  Must be present during judging.

Category 2 - Salad place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present during judging.

Category 3 - Dessert place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present during judging.

Category 4 - Bread place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 5 - Preserve place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item, butter or jam is optional.  Must be present for judging.

Category 6 - Dairy food setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 7 - Just bring the cake, nothing else is required.

Category 8 - Edible Centerpiece, list of ingredients, food item, nothing else is required.

Category 9 - Bread place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 10 - Card table, two full place settings, tablecloth, centerpiece, menu, state if it is formal, or informal, luncheon, or dinner.  No food is required.  Member is not present for judging.

Category 11 - Full place setting, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item, extension cord, etc.  Must be present for judging.

Category 12 - Beverage place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 13 - Appetizer place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 14 - Egg dish place setting only, placemat or tablecloth, menu, recipe, centerpiece, serving utensil, food item.  Must be present for judging.

Category 15 - Adult Edible Centerpiece (Adults Only) - Youth members will judge.  Creations may be on wicker, foam, paper plates, plastic, etc.  A card giving directions on how the centerpiece was assembled is required.

For more information see the December - January Issue of the Tips N' Topic Newsletter.

 

 

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