Announcing our 2014 Hands-on Cook-off winners!

Meet the winners of our (fifth anniversary) Hands-On Cook-Off challenge to families across BC!

We are thrilled to announce that this year (our fifth anniversary!) brought in a record 50 video entries from a wonderful assortment of families, youth, aunts, uncles, friends and children across BC. To all the families and youth who submitted this year: THANK YOU for inviting us into your kitchens! We love your videos and the many new recipes and inspiration you’ve shared with us. A special mention needs to be made to all who submitted in our somewhat new Youth Category (introduced last year). We received some very creative and inspiring video entries from young, passionate chefs. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the submissions we recieved this year and  the massive amount of support from community organizations, chefs, and schools around the province.

Our panel of judges, which included celeb chefs, authors and parenting experts, remarked on the excellent quality of the videos and exceptional efforts of contestants. “It’s almost impossible that it has to come down to the score on a score sheet!” noted one of the judges. There were that many great entries. Our judges also noted the number of entries received from home economics classes, as a testament to the importance of food skills and the critical role schools can play in developing these skills.

Without further ado, here are the 2014 Hands-on Cook-off Contest winners…

Youth category

First place goes to Hey Mom! Look What I can Make! Ants Climbing a Tree

The Runner up is Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Honourable Mention goes to My Cousins’ Favourite Granola, Pancake Pajama Party and The Nuts and Bolts of making Nuts and Bolts

People’s Choice goes to Strawberry Sweetness: How to Bake a Strawberry Cake

Multigenerational category

First place goes to Lila’s Apricot Almond Granola Bars

The Runner-up is Mashed Potato Volcanoes

People’s Choice goes to Make Funny Faces on Homemade Corn Tortillas: Bean Heads

Honourable Mention goes to Yummy Stir-fry, The Murphy Family’s Apple Snack Caterpillar, and Baking Besties: Noni and Aurora.

Our Random Prize Draw goes to Baking Besties: Noni and Aurora

We’ll leave you with a few highlights of the 2014 Hands-On Cook-Off Contest:

  • 50 video submissions were received from families and youth across BC over a one-month period.
  • Children, youth and adults of all ages participated in this contest.
  • We received many entries in the Youth category from students attending Home Economics Foods classes.
  • Grand and Runner Up prizes were chosen by a panel of judges including Michael EckfordAnneMarie Templeman-Kluit; Chef Ned Bell, Chef David Robertson, and Kia Robertson.
  • To view the 2014 submissions check out:
  • This year, multiple prizes of $1000, $500 and $300 cash were up for grabs.  

Again, a big thanks to Global TV, our media sponsor, our amazing judges and our community supporters (you know who you are!) 


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