Better Together Hands-on Cook-off Contestby
Better Together, an active online community forum, designed to celebrate family meals, cooking, and trying new recipes, has just launched the 8th annual Hands-on Cook-off contest across BC.
This contest celebrates the importance of cooking and eating together. This year’s contest theme is celebrating and redefining “family”. Here in BC, family means something different to all of us and Better Together BC would like to see what it means to people across the province! 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.
The Hands-on Cook-off contest was inspired by research that shows that when families cook and eat together, kids gain many valuable benefits—including better grades in school, better physical and mental health, and better overall social adaptability.
About the Contest
How you can enter: 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 here.
Judges: 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.
Criteria: Judges look for creativity, clarity interaction, that x-factor, and most importantly cooking together and having fun- whether it’s kids and parents, or two friends. View the full contest rules and regulations here.
Prize details & value: Several cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded in different categories to individuals and schools. Total prizes up for grabs are valued at over $4,000. Full prizing details can be found here.
For the first time this year, you can also enter a shorter video in the Instagram category for a chance to win a $250 Amazon.ca 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 on contest website.
Better Together BC exists because eating together, whether as a family or otherwise, offers many health and social benefits for both children and adults – including better nutrition, school performance and social adjustment.
Enter to Win from Miss604
To get the word out about the Better Together Hands-on Cook-off I have a prize to give away! It’s a Cuisinart Griddler & Panini Press.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Like, comment on, or share this post on Facebook (1 entry)
- Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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Follow Better Together BC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and use the tag #handsoncookoff. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Update The winner is Nicolle Pozniak!
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Here is to better family meals.
I love grilled sandwiches!
This sounds like a great prize
This forum is a great initiative. I will check it out for my family. Thanks for sharing! That prize would come in handy 🙂
Wow! The intergenerational cooking contest video idea is great. I hope a lot of families use this as a springboard to get cooking together.
This would be great for grilled cheese!
This is a great machine! I had an earlier generation but foolishly brought it into the office once and now face full rebellion every time I try to take it back! 😀
Excited to try the contest too!
I’d love to make paninis with my daughter!
Good initiative. Nice prize.
Great cooking contest.
Great prize – I could really use that.
My favourite food, grilled paninis.
Panini time yum!
I can just imagine the variety of paninis I could create! #FingersCrossed
I sure can use this!
I love to grill paninis
What an awesome giveaway.
I love sandwiches!
My sandwich maker was so well used it recently broke so what a fab replacement! Cuisinart is also a great brand!
What a cool contest!
Paninis are the best
So many things you could make with this.
It sounds like a fun event.
Would love to make so many different panninis with this.
I have wanted a panini press for, I kid you not, 10 years or more. I just never could justify the cost.
What a great event. And I’d love a panini press!
I can smell the butter on the grill, walnut bread, sliced pear, Brie and bacon….please!
Just thinking of the amazing panini’s my nephews and I can make together on that press! cheers
This is one of my favorite products!
Ohhh, I’ve always wanted one of these.
I would love to win this! WE love making paninis and mine is almost done.
I love sandwiches and this sounds great.
Great contest! I would love to make paninis!
would love to win this – i gave my griddler to my daughter when she moved away from home
love paninis and grilled cheese, they would be quick and easy to make with this!
This Panini press would be fantastic. Thanks for the chance
I LOVE grilled sandwiches! what a great prize!
Only recently discovered panini Would love to win this press.
I have always wanted a panini grill
Great idea to bring generations of BC closer together!
omg yes please! would love to win this
Thx! Love your contests & all the great info you share! ?
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I have never had a panini press, I’m not sure why because I’m sure we would love it. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
we love grilled sandwiches
I would love to have this to make grilled sandwiches! I make up random sandwiches all the time!
Yummy, paninis for the whole family!!
Would love to win a panini press!
I’m pregnant and craving grilled cheese sandwiches. Would love to win this!
I would sooo love to win this
I love paninis. This is a great prize. Make my own sandwiches and save money, too. Perfect prize.
Would love a panini/griller!
Thank you for passing on this event info.
Homemade paninis would be amazing!
cooking is more fun with more people!
awesome i would love to win
This would be so awesome to win. Would definitely brighten up our lunches!
Batman’s greatest nemesis – the griddler
Great idea…my 4 yr. old loves being sous chef for her Dad!
That’s a really amazing contest! P.S. I have always wanted a panini press!
Grilled paninis made from home sound amazing…
Lunches made easy with that!
I would use this all the time!
Take me to sandwich heaven with this panini press, please! Yum!
Cooking and eating together as a family is so beneficial!
This is amazing?
Wow our girls would love to learn how to use one of these!
Awesome contest!!! Thanks for the chance!
Yum Yum Yum. Love love love panini grilled cheese sandwiches. So many varieties one can make
Thanks @Miss604.com for the delicious chance???
OH YES forgot the
Love panini sandwiches of all kinds
I’d love to own a panini press, thanks for the chance!