What is Food Fiesta?
Food Fiesta is a competition where participants are individually judged against a standard. This means that everyone has the potential to receive a blue ribbon if they do an outstanding job and receive high points from the judges.
Feedback is given to encourage growth and thus members who have participated in prior Food Fiestas will likely see improvement in their scores each time they participate. There is no best of show in Food Fiesta. Food Fiesta is a positive event where camaraderie and mutual support between participants is encouraged.
The development of essential life skills is an important characteristic of 4-H programming. In Food Fiesta, participants develop their interviewing skills. Although job interviewing may be far in their future, 4-H members may have interviews as youth when applying to be babysitters, assistants in religious schools, camp counselors in training, community volunteers, for leadership roles, etc.
Past participants in Food Fiesta have expressed that they have improved in their presentation skills and have become more confident in small group speaking. So come to Food Fiesta to present your food, and know that it isn’t just cooking skills that are being cultivated!
FOOD FIESTA 2022
START PLANNING YOUR ENTRIES NOW!
Join us for Food Fiesta 2022 on Jan 29, 2022
Watch here for more details!
Virtual Food Fiesta 2021 was February 13th, 2021
Everyone brought their sweet tooth to this event! Candy was used in creative ways! Categories included recipes with candy and candy-making! And, of course, Cupcake Wars, featured sweet ways to highlight our Candyland theme!
VIEW A SLIDESHOW of the results
Thanks to our participants and judges and our amazing chairperson Sandy Jacobs for making this event a great success!
This event was virtual with three parts:
- Food video entries were submitted in advance for evaluation with appointments scheduled for each entrant to answer questions with evaluators
- Cupcake Wars was a live virtual competition
- A Virtual Awards Ceremony followed the live event
Week of Feb 7
- Food video entrants were scheduled to meet with evaluators. Evaluation appointments were emailed to entrants as video entries were received.
Live Virtual Cupcake Wars & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 13th
Event Start: 10am
First round of Cupcake wars: 10:10am
Second Round of Cupcake Wars: 11:10am
Awards Slideshow: 12:30pm
2021 Food Fiesta Info
Fees: $5.25 per entry
Who is eligible to enter?
All 4-H members are welcome, especially those enrolled in Foods/Nutrition, Cake Decorating, Breads, and Food Preservation. Being in a 4-H food-related project is not necessary to participate.
Primary members (ages 5-8) are welcome to participate and will be provided with positive reinforcement from judges as encouragement to return for competition in future Food Fiesta events.
Guidelines for Food Fiesta 2021
View a sample video: https://fb.watch/2To-bhZVgf/
2021 Candyland Video Evaluation Form
2021 Candyland Cupcake Wars Evaluation Form