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The Create and Cook Competition

The Create and Cook Competition

Fit2cook food education runs The Create & Cook Competition giving budding young cooks the opportunity to create their own menus inspired by the produce grown and produced around them.  As well as nurturing young talent and developing cookery skills, The Create & Cook Competition challenges young people to explore the key issues of sustainability, seasonality and animal welfare. 

The Create & Cook Competition is open to all 13-14 year olds ( years 8 and 9) in secondary schools in Hampshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and Brighton & Hove. Entering through their school food technology department in pairs, young cooks are asked to design a 2 course menu using as many local ingredients as possible. We hope they will explore their local farmers markets, farm shops, gardens and allotments to search out their local flavours.  Find out more from your food technology teacher or see pupil and teacher notes in our Teacher Resources area below.

We have discovered so many talented young cooks over the last 8 years. We have been inspired by their imaginative menus, impressed with their cool heads under pressure and we've loved tasting their delicious food!  To see their winning dishes visit our recipes page and see last year's brilliant young cooks in action go to our videos.  

Congratulations to Ellie and Emily from Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight, our 2017 champions, with Jane Devonshire one of our judges and 2016 Masterchef winner.  Many congratulations to all the other finalists too.

Fit2cook is very grateful to all our supporters across the South - Hampshire Fare, Hampshire Farmers Markets, Newlyns Cookery School, Exclusive Group Chefs Academy,  Field & Fork, Drakes in Brighton, Etch food, The Little Gloster and Wightlink.  

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