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:
Grand Prize: Renee and Deya's Supreme Chocolate Lava Cakes
Runner-Up: Food Fusion
People’s Choice: East Van Eats
Grand Prize: Frozen Mocha Cheesecake for Grandpa Henry
People’s Choice: Mommy & Baby Ryan Baking Zucchini Muffins
Random Draw for Submission of a Contest Recipe
Alumni Draw Prize
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:
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:
“Touching, Love that it was a recipe “in memory of”” - about Frozen Mocha Cheesecake for Grandpa Henry
“Makes it look fun—I want to get in there and do it with my family.” - about Lila and Edie’s Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding
“Loved how they took a family recipe and made it modern” - about Kale Caesar Salad
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!