Announcing our 2019 Hands-on Cook-off Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our winners! Thank you for celebrating 10 years of the Hands-on Cook-off with us!

We can hardly believe that we’ve been celebrating family meals across BC for a whole decade!

We’ve just wrapped the 10th annual Hands-on Cook-off contest and we’re deeply inspired by each and every video entry received this year: A big thank you to all who participated.

Our vision for the Hands-on Cook-off continues to be one of inspiration. We’ve been inspiring kids, teens, and adults to cook together and reap the valuable benefits, and you’ve been inspiring us with all your creativity and dedication to sharing your kitchen memories.

We thank you for giving us a window into your kitchens and homes! Precious stories were told and the joys of cooking and eating together shine through in each and every entry received this year.

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners:

Youth Category

Grand Prize: Renee and Deya's Supreme Chocolate Lava Cakes

Runner-Up: Food Fusion

People’s Choice: East Van Eats

Multigenerational Category

Grand Prize: Frozen Mocha Cheesecake for Grandpa Henry

Runner-up: Lila and Edie’s Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding

People’s Choice: Mommy & Baby Ryan Baking Zucchini Muffins

Random Draw for Submission of a Contest Recipe

Oatmeal Fixer Upper

Alumni Draw Prize

Greek Rolls with Yogurt Dip

Congratulations all!

We received so many great entries this year! While there are only two cash prizes in each category, our panel of judges still wanted to bestow special mention on some additional videos, so they give an honourable mention to the following:

Multigenerational Category:

Mommy & Baby Ryan Baking Zucchini Muffins

Cooking with the Murphys: Gingerbread Dutch Baby

Awesome Spinach Pies

Youth Category:

Kale Caesar Salad

Greek Rolls with Yogurt Dip

All of our judges thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos and seeing how the families cooked together and had fun in the kitchen!

Here are a few comments from our judges:

Highlights of the 2019 Hands-on Cook-off Contest:

  • We received 37 inspiring contest videos! Check out all of the amazing videos here.

  • A variety of recipes were showcased - from black bean brownies to gyoza to spinach pies to zucchini muffins to egg tarts and more!

  • Videos were submitted from 17 different communities across the province.

A big thank you to our amazing judges and supporters as well who helped spread the news about the contest. The Hands-on Cook-off contest has been an annual celebration of the family dinner movement in BC, and we hope it inspires you to cook and share more meals together as a family for years to come!

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