Do you have what it takes to be Culinaria Cooking School’s Kids Cook-Off Champion? Children ages 10-15 will be competing on Sunday, August 19, 2018 for the chance to win Culinaria’s Kids Cook-Off!

The first place winner will get his or her very own professional, top of the line 8″ chef’s knife – along with the title of Culinaria Kids Cook-Off Champion! The runner up will receive his or her own professional 4″ paring knife. Judges will include several local restaurant owners and industry experts.

How Do I Enter?

Interested contestants should send an email to with the subject line “I want to be the Culinaria Kids Cook-Off Champion!” and tell us –

  • How and when you got interested in cooking
  • Your favorite dish to prepare
  • Why do you think you deserve to win

Make sure the email includes –

  • The name and birth date of the contestant
  • Phone number where the child’s parent can be reached (and their name)

Emails must be received by August 10th, 2018.Contestants must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and available to compete the afternoon of Sunday, August 19th.

How Do I Win?

On the day of the competition, contestants will be given a basket of ingredients, access to Culinaria’s well-stocked pantry and professional kitchens, and two hours to make at least an entrée and a side. Contestants won’t know what is in the basket until the day of the competition. Our esteemed panel of local chefs and business owners will judge the dishes. The winner will be crowned at the end of the competition day and will be featured in promotional material for the school as well as local media.

Are you ready? 

Email us at before August 10th, 2018. Good luck!