Culinary competitions aren’t just for adults, you know. This morning, Calgary Health Trust announced their first annual Kids Cooking For Kids fundraiser challenge. Happening on February 3rd, 2018 at South Centre Mall, this fun competition will see tweens (safely) slicing, dicing and boiling up pots of soup for a great cause.
Open to young ones between the ages of nine and fourteen, any kids in the Calgary area who have a signature chicken noodle soup recipe that they think is especially delicious are encouraged to submit it (here) for evaluation by Calgary Heath Trust representatives as well as a panel of judges including Top Chef Canada: All-Stars winner, Nicole Gomes, Calgary Fire Chief Steve Dongworth and myself.
After the application deadline of November 22nd, recipes will be reviewed and semi-finalists will be contacted, who will be tasked with creating a short cooking video showcasing why they should take on of the twelve final spots for the official cook-off on February 3rd. The final twelve will prepare their signature chicken noodle soup for the judging panel, event emcee and Global Calgary weatherman, Jordan Witzel as well as everyone in attendance.
There is an application fee of $25 which will go towards the production of a cookbook that will be sold to raise additional funds for the SHC Pediatric Pod. Recipes from all applicants will appear in the cookbook and each applicant will receive a copy of the book.