The Food Science CDE will be offered in four dates and locations this year. Teams must register to compete at one of the two qualifying events in order to advance to the state competition at Howard Lake. Competition info is below:
Qualifying Event Scenario:
Category: Meal (Regional Competition: Main Dish only)
Platform: Ready to eat
Also, please note that the 1 hour time will include clean up. Teams must leave their kitchens and workspaces in the same state as when they began or a penalty will be applied.
Qualifying Event Locations & Dates
Registration will open on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6 am at this link: TBD
Registration locations are on a first registered basis. You will be notified if your location is not available and placed on a waiting list or moved to an alternate location. Please contact Lavyne Rada at if you have any questions.
January 12, Upsala
January 17, Chatfield
February 15, SMSU - Marshall
Teams will be accepted into each qualifying event on a first-registered, first-accepted basis. Advisors will need to indicate their preference of competition venue.
Teams from each qualifying event will advance to the State Finals in Willmar on March 21.
The event scenario will be modified for the finals round competition.
Rules and Regulations
Minnesota FFA uses the National FFA Food Science and Technology Rules. These can be found at:
Principles of Food Science by Janet Ward (Goodheart Wilcox Publishing)
January 11 - Upsala
January 20 - Chatfield
February 14 - Marshall
2019 State Food Science Results
For your specific questions contact:
Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund
Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator
146 Ruttan Hall
1984 Buford Ave.
St Paul, MN 55108