The Thanet Schools Recipe Challenge 2017 is now open for entries.
Across the district, schools are invited by Thanet Earth to inspire their pupils around healthy eating and creative recipes and to help them get busy in the kitchen. There’s a very tasty prize for the winners too – pupils could bag a £300 Tesco voucher for their school to spend on equipment to help them teach and enjoy cooking.
To enter, pupils must create an original recipe which they must be able to cook by themselves, with only minimal help from an adult. Each recipe must contain at least one of the products grown at Thanet Earth as an ingredient.
Schoolteachers are asked to select their best four entries in each of the competition’s age groups and submit those entries to Thanet Earth for initial judging.
Twelve finalists (four in each category of KS1, KS2 and KS3&4) will battle it out in a Masterchef-style final event at East Kent College on Wednesday 24 May.
The judges are a distinguished panel of renowned chefs and foodies –inclusing Broadstairs cookery author and former Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan.
The winner in each category receives a trophy and has their entry printed as a recipe card for Tesco.
Now in its seventh year, the competition has provided the opportunity for schools and young people to bring healthy recipes into classroom discussion and to build confidence in the kitchen.
Entries must be received by Wednesday 19 April.
More information about the competition, including entry forms and guidance for schools, is online at www.discoverthanetearth.com