The Jackson County 4-H Club held its annual food showdown competition April 25.
Winners will move on to compete in the district competition in Duncan on May 30.
The Oklahoma 4-H Food Showdown is a youth culinary challenge where two to three member teams compete to create a dish while demonstrating knowledge in foods and nutrition, kitchen safety, equipment and creativity in food preparation.
The teams create dishes using only a clue, provided secret ingredients and items from the common pantry.
From the secret ingredients, 4-H Club members must identify, prepare and then present information related to the serving size, nutritional value and cost of the dish.
This year a former national champion judge and her mom judged the competition.
Dusty Dollins and Spencer Riley won the national competition in 2014.
Dollins agreed to judge this year’s county competition and her mom Jenifer Dollins came along to help out.
The participants created several different dishes with their select ingredients of sausage, wheat noodles, coleslaw mix and tomato sauce.
They also have their select “pantry item” that they can use to enhance the flavor.
Junior Team winners were Wyatt Jensen and Kara Reed, and Senior Team winners were Michaella Reed and Charisa Dosher.
Reach Halee Salmon at 580-482-0823 or email@example.com or at the Oklahoma State University Extension Office, 2801 N. Main St. in Altus.