Kent Young Cooks


Young people are annually invited to take part in the south east’s Masterchef-style event with the winners receiving a share of £500!

The Young Cooks judges love to see local produce being used, so thought should be given to this. Finalists will be chosen by our judges based on your entry and the details of the final event will be confirmed to you.

Any child or young person aged 7 – 21 may enter Young Cooks during the nomination window.

To enter the Secondary Category you need to prepare two dishes, a homemade pizza (including the dough) and a vegetable based cake or dessert. You will need to include a photo of both the dish and the child holding the dish, ingredients, method and cost. The meal should cost no more than £10. 

Next we will ask you to tell us about a family recipe of your choice, please include the method and preparation of this meal and it should also be within the budget of £10 to feed a family of 4.

If you are invited to the final you would be provided with ingredients and asked to do a skills test to really test your cooking skills!


Please let Mrs Howard know if you are planning on entering! Link to application and further information here-