Making Meals And Memories, The 2017 Hands-on Cook-off Competition + Giveaway

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What is your earliest memory? For me, it’s food and cooking with my family. Helping my Mom in the kitchen, baking with my Grandmothers and always eating, eating and more eating. It is no wonder that my happy place is in the kitchen cooking for friends or in a restaurant eating a great meal. So much of our lives and our memories are attached to the food we eat and the meals we have shared with loved ones. It is time to make more memories and show off your culinary talents in the 8th Annual Hands-on Cook-off by Better Together BC.

Open to everyone in British Columbia, Better Together BC  challenges you to make a meal and share it with whoever you choose to call family. Born family or chosen family the decision is up to you, just make sure you film it and have fun.

What you need to know:

  1. Contest Dates – April 18  to May 18 – open to anyone in BC!
  2. 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. Full criteria details here
  3. 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
  4. How to Enter – Shoot a video with 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
  5. Instagram Contest – Enter a shorter video in our 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.
  6. Prizes – 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 prize details can be found here.

But wait there is more!

To help spread the word I have a contest giveaway for you to win. Here are all the details:

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Good luck and go make some memories!

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Disclosure: General

Better Together, bettertogetherbc.ca, is an active online community forum, designed to celebrate family meals, cooking, and trying new recipes. We exist 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.


About Author

Marc Smith is a single, 45-year-old, gay urbanite, living in high-rise heaven in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown neighbourhood. After a ten-year career as one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent event planners, he decided it was time for a change and posted on his Facebook page “I am ready for a change. What shall I do with my life?” 30 Day Adventures was born from that status update.

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