DECATUR, Ill. – Looking for a fun family activity that encourages creativity and helps build life skills? Use your cooking or baking skills to create a dish using a list of secret ingredients for University of Illinois Extension’s Virtual Food Challenge with 4-H.
“Last year’s Virtual Food Challenge was so much fun; we wanted to do it again! Not only is it an essential life skill but cooking with family can also be a fun and creative experience,” says Olivia Warren, 4-H Extension program coordinator. “Grab your family and register for the Virtual Food Challenge to create a one-of-a-kind dish with your loved ones.”
Virtual Food Challenge will be from December 10 to 17 and is open to youth ages 8 to 18 and families. Submissions must be received by December 17 at 9 p.m. There will be a virtual kick-off meeting on December 8 at 5 p.m. Dishes will be judged on the use of the secret ingredients, presentation, and creativity. Each submission must include a photo, recipe, and description of the dish. Cooking utensils are not provided. The winner will be able to choose between a set of kitchen utensils or a small appliance.
Participation is free, but a limited amount of pre-packaged secret ingredient kits are available for $10. Pick up kits by 5 p.m. on December 8 or 9 at Macon County Extension, 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd., Decatur. Register at go.illinois.edu/dmpevents by December 6 with kits and December 8 without. For more information, please contact Olivia Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-877-6042.
The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and 4-H is available at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Find Macon County 4-H on Facebook.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.
Source: Olivia Warren, 4-H Extension Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension
Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension
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