On October 4th, families throughout the area cooked their favorite dish in a competition to become one of four families chosen to participate in the Family PLUS Cook-Off. The four winning teams were chosen on October 8. On October 25th, the four champion teams participated in the county-wide competition held at the McKinney Unit. Teams included family members and a Kimberly-Clark representative. The teams were assigned to individual cooking stations and stocked with the same ingredients. The goal was to have each team use the ingredients to prepare the best dish.
The teams had one hour to prepare their dish. A panel of judges sampled each team’s dish and judged them on presentation, taste, and originality. This year’s Family PLUS Cook-off winner was the Kopejtka/Luna family from the HLM Teen Unit. Their tasty Italian-themed dish was a favorite among the judges. They were awarded a package of gift certificates for a family night out.
A big thanks to Kimberly-Clark, the event sponsor, for supporting our families.