This workshop helped to educate 4-H members about food presentation and food safety. We worked with adults and members who were interested in entering the annual Oahu County 4-H Food Show which was held on January 12, 2020 at Farrington High School. Our group used recipes that were simple to allow the members to be creative with their food plating. We also developed an awareness of how to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. This food safety principle is very important. We also taught everyone how to fold napkins, have centerpieces, and where to put their silverware. The ‘My Plate’ dietary guide was explained individually and in small groups to give members personalized instruction regarding the completion of the entry form for the Food Show. We felt that everyone had fun and at the same time was able to prepare for the Food Show, many were awarded blue ribbons for the Food Show.
Florie Anne Primero,
Farrington FCCLA 4-H Club