It was just like a show on Food Network. Four contestants had 90 minutes and a 48-inch work space to create a dish while the judges watched. Contestants were also required to prepare a table setting. They were then judged on nutritional knowledge, food quality, technique, aesthetics and hospitality. It wasn’t a tv show, though. It was the 4-H Special Foods Contest held June 30 in Milbank.
In this show, no one was chopped, though. All four earned purple ribbons and are eligible to compete at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron August 31 through September 5.
Special Foods contestants (back row, left to right) were: Molly Anderson of Roberts County and William Karels of Grant County. Front row, Cailey Sime and Hope Karels, both of Grant County.