Cooking Rules

Please click the button to the right for each rule in cooking category.

Cooking General Rules
  • Three entries per school per event.
  • Cooking does not advance to State.
  • The dishes must come from authentic Germanic recipes.  A copy of the recipe must be included with the dish along with its source.  The source may be a traditional famiy recipe handed down in the family.  Points will be given for presentation.  Pictures of the student making the dish are recommended.  There will be no refrigeration available and there will be no means to keep food warm.
  • Food must be in place for judging by 9:00 am and dishes must be picked up by 12:30 pm. Any dishes not picked up at the end of the day will be discarded at the discretion of the site director.
Cooking Categories

Following are the cooking categories :

  • Breads
  • Cakes
  • Tortes
  • Cookies
  • Other Desserts
  • Meats
  • Vegetables
Cooking Critique Sheet



Feb. 8, 2020  
Jasper High School
6800 Archgate Dr
Plano,TX  75024     
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).


October 19, 2019
Trinity High School           

500 N Industrial
Euless,TX  76039     

Site Director :Hildegard Lombardo Hildegardlombardo@

More Important Dates

Feb. 29, 2020
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 13, 2020
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2020 
Teacher Grant applications due

February 27, 2021
Texas State German Contest 2020

Contact Us

Beth Smith
Winterfest Mailing Address
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 78080

Site Director: Jillian Reilly

TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Kayla Hill & Dr. Ewa Siwak
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666