Young Cooks Competition

Young people are annually invited to take part in the South East’s Young Cooks cookery competition with the winners receiving a share of £500!

Some finalists will be selected to cook at a Showcase Lunch at The Dog in Wingham and may have the opportunity to attend a master class with an award winning chef.

This programme is not just a cooking competition but a way for children to develop an understanding of the importance of food and nutrition and a way to encourage children to try new things and develop a basic life skill. We aren’t just looking for the next Master Chef, we want all children to understand that being healthy and cooking is something they can all do!

Closing date for entries: 31st January 2023 

Entry requirements:

Your entry should consist of two dishes as detailed below.

You have an overall budget of £10 to prepare your dishes for four people. You have a time limit of 2 hours in which to prepare both dishes and clear away.

Year 7-11:

A savoury pie of your choice including the pastry

A gluten free cake or dessert

Year 12-13:

A main course of your choice

A dessert of your choice

All entries must supply: 

A list of your ingredients

The method you used to prepare your dish

A breakdown of the cost of preparing your dish.

A photo of each dish you have prepared 

Finalists are invited to East Kent College Broadstairs to prepare their dishes where the overall Young Cooks 2023 Champion will be selected. 

Click here for more information or to enter

If you enter please make sure you advise your DT teacher if in Year 7-11 or Mrs Price, Head of Design & Technology if in Year 12-13.  Good luck everyone!

Young Cooks Competition

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