The Buffalo County 4-H Foods Revue is a long standing tradition of taste. The Buffalo County Fair judging event took place on July 9, 2018 at the Marten Center in Mondovi. Judges, Fay Passow and Cyndy Jacoby, provided feedback to young people on their main dishes, desserts, decorated cakes and cupcakes as well as their place settings. The 4-H Foods Revue gives youth the opportunity to practice skills related to the foods and nutrition project, exhibit their food products and displays, and receive feedback from a qualified judge. With over 75 entries and 25 exhibitors the event was full of creative and excited youth with high quality exhibits.
Three Cloverbud exhibitors, Faith Conrad, Victoria Currier, and Hazel Wik, created original designs that fit into the Healthy Food Character lot.
In the junior division, exhibitors grades 3-6, merit awards went to Jake Linse for his healthy appetizer and microwave snack of mac n’ cheese, Madalyn Wick for her healthy appetizer, and healthy food item of fruit and cheese, Finley Noll for her Christmas themed place setting, and Nessa Noll for her single serving, fruit pizza. Finley Noll took home the Reserve Champion title with her elegant, Christmas themed place setting, and Jake Linse earned the Junior Champion trophy with his mac n’ cheese microwave snack.
In grades 7-9, Hannah Noll received merits on her egg bake breakfast dish and her blue place setting, Josh Linse earned a merit for his microwaved apple crisp. Hannah Noll won Intermediate Reserve Champion with her place setting, and Josh Linse received the Intermediate Trophy on his microwaved apple crisp.
Everyone in attendance had a sweet tooth after watching the judging of the decorated cakes. The Best of Class Wilton award went to Catherine Pehler-Ziegeweid for her campfire cake. Aidan Lisowski and his turtle cupcakes earned the first place Wilton award. Merit awards in the decorated cakes contest went to Morgan Guenther for her cake and candies, Catherine Pehler-Ziegeweid for her campfire cake, Aidan Lisowski with his cupcakes, Alison George with her candies, and Chloe Kleinschmidt for her candies. Chloe Kleinschmidt also received the Reserve Champion title on her colorful candies. First time participant, Avery Bambenek of the Hill and Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club won the Decorated Cakes Trophy with her cupcakes.
The Foods Revue participants would like to thank the Marten Center for allowing them to use the space, Fay Passow and Cyndy Jacoby for sharing their expertise and time to judge, and everyone who made the event possible.