Erin Ortiz, MS, RDN, LDN
Extension Specialist, Healthy Living
Congratulations to Moore County for placing first at the first annual Tennessee 4-H Chopped Challenge on Monday, August 21. Julio Hernandez, owner of Maiz de la Vida in Nashville, helped judge the competition along with UT Extension Assistant Kyla Adkins and UT Extension Regional 4-H Program Leader Melissa Henry. Julio demonstrated how to make corn tortillas and provided all the teams with tortillas from his new store, Maiz de la Vida Tortilla Shop. The teams had ninety minutes to prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Teams were graded on communication, time management, creativity, taste, texture, sanitation, and cooking techniques.
Agent: Brenda Hannah
In October, Moore County will be participating in the National 4-H Chopped Challenge in Dallas, Texas.
Agent: Amanda Paschall
Agent: Kane Reeves
The winning team will represent Tennessee in the National 4-H Chopped Challenge at the Texas State Fair in 2024. The competition was a blast! Look for more information about next year’s Tennessee 4-H Chopped Challenge competition in spring 2024.