This year, the panel of judges includes the youngest judge to date, Liam Lewis of The Little Locavore; the award-winning Chef David Hawksworth; Global TV’s Melodie Yong; Sarah Bancroft, Editor-in Chief at Vitamin Daily; and Barb Finley of Project CHEF.
The Hands-on Cook-off is a way to celebrate the role kids can play at home in their kitchens, and remind parents to invite their children in as often as they can. Why? Cooking and eating together is linked to many benefits, including better grades in school, better health, improved mental health, and better overall social adjustment. Plus, recent studies indicate that setting aside time to be unplugged during mealtimes—to turn off media like TV, phones, and devices—is incredibly important.
Here’s how to enter the Hands-on Cook-off:
From April 15 until May 15, any BC resident can enter the Hands-on Cook-off contest. Simply grab a friend or relative and create a home video cooking show that’s three minutes long or less. Videos must include two or more people preparing a recipe together… and having fun! Full contest details, including sample videos and where to upload, can be found on the contest site: http://bettertogetherbc.ca/contest
Several cash prizes of $1000 and $500 will be awarded in different categories to individuals and schools. Total prizes up for grabs are valued at over $4000. Full prizing details can be found here:
Enter the Hands-on Cook-off: http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest