It’s time for an Iron Chef Clinic! OSU Extension, Coshocton County is offering a great event that allows 4-H members to show off their culinary skills. Taken from the TV show with the same name, Iron Chefs prepare dishes using a common main ingredient to see who can come up with the best product. The menu item is corn!  Corn dishes will be judged in 3 categories, appetizer, main dish or dessert.  4-H clubs prepare a dish ahead of time and bring a recipe to serve 6 judges.  All dishes will be judged on creativity, presentation and taste.  In addition, teams must also bring enough for at least 20 “tastes” for the tasting session following judging. Prizes will be awarded.   

The Iron Chef clinic will be held Coshocton Presbyterian Church, 142 North 4th Street on Saturday, August 20.  Participants need to arrive at 12:45 p.m. to allow time for set-up before the clinic begins. There will be various breakout sessions during the Iron Chef Clinic while judging is taking place.  Awards and closing are 3:30-4:00 pm.

4-H clubs may enter the number of teams you get when you divide the number of members in your club by 5.  Your club must have at least 2 members who want to participate in Iron Chef.  These 2 members can be your only team.  Teams must have at least 2 members, but not more than 5.  Each team may only enter 1 dish.  There is a $5 entry fee per team.  There are no activities for Cloverbuds at this event. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 12, 2016. 

Registration forms are available online here as well as at the Extension Office. Question about the Iron Chef Clinic can be directed to Laura Mikulik, OSU Extension at 740-622-2265 or email mikulik.3@osu.edu.