Get your entries ready: Announcing the 2017 Hands-on Cook-off contest!

Our eighth annual Hands-on Cook-off Contest returns from April 18th to May 18th!

In just a few short days, our highly-anticipated Hands-on Cook-off contest will launch across the province! This annual contest celebrates the importance of cooking and eating together, and - as always - we’re inviting YOU to enter!  

This year’s contest theme is celebrating and redefining “family”. Here in BC, family means something different to all of us and we’d like to see what it means to you! Whether we’re married, single or new to Canada, breaking bread together is a grounding and deeply bonding tradition for individuals, families, and for communities. The Hands-on Cook-off contest is a fun reminder to us all to make space in our lives for being together.

Over the past eight years, the Hands-on Cook-off challenge has been a great way to inspire more people to enjoy family meals because cooking and eating together is linked to many benefits for children, youth and families. These include better grades in school, better physical and mental health, and better overall social adaptability.

Each year, the Hands-on Cook-off contest enjoys the support of hundreds of chefs, schools, community organizations, and media across the province! We’re excited about this year’s panel of judges which includes: TV personality and cook, Art Napoleon; Michelle Tang, Co-founder of Foodie Kids Inc.; Chef Paul Cecconi of Brodo Kitchen; Rebecca Coleman of Cooking By Laptop; and award-winning cooking instructor, Chef Heidi Fink.

To kick-off the contest this year, we’re giving away a Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker over on our Facebook page! Comment on the post and tell us what you plan on making for the contest this year for a chance to win this awesome prize.

How to enter the Hands-on Cook-off:

Website: From April 18th until noon of May 18th, any BC resident can enter the Hands-on Cook-off Contest. Videos must include two or more people preparing a recipe together… and having fun! Videos must be no longer than three minutes in length and can be entered online.   Learn more about the contest including judging criteria and rules here.

Instagram: Enter through Instagram with a short video for a chance to win a $250 gift card! Simply follow and tag @bettertogetherbc and include the hashtag #handsoncookoff. Videos must be one minute or less and feature two generations cooking together. One winner will be chosen by random draw. Full details here.


Several cash prizes of $1000 and $500 will be awarded in different categories to individuals and schools. Total prizes up for grabs are valued at over $4000! Full prizing details can be found here:

Enter the Hands-on Cook-off:

Don’t forget to share the news about the contest and tag us:

Instagram: @bettertogetherbc

Facebook:  /bettertogetherbc

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Twitter: @bettertogether


Happy cooking!

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