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Young Cooks 2022

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.

Not just a cooking competition but a way for children to develop an understanding of the importance of food and nutrition.

This programme is a way for your school to encourage children to try new things and develop a basic life skill and, for some, a future career choice. 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.


A shepherd / cottage pie (Vegetarian acceptable) A sponge sandwich cake with your choice of fillings / flavours


A savoury pie of your choice including the pastry A gluten free cake or dessert


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.

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