Young Cook of the Year 2014

Young Cook of the Year 2014

If you know a young person who loves cooking, now is their chance to show off their culinary skills in the Guild of Food Writers' annual Cook It competition. Not only could they wow the judges in an exciting cook-off held at the Electrolux Training Academy, there's also a chance to win a family holiday, thanks to our sponsor Gold Top. Plus, there are lots more prizes for you to win.

To enter the Cook It competition, the Guild of Food Writers is asking 10-16 year olds to create a celebratory two-course meal to impress their friends and family. 'We are looking for a main meal and a dessert,' explains Jayne Cross of Cook It, 'that not only look and taste delicious, but are all your own work and show impressive skill in the kitchen.'

There are two age groups (10-13 years and 14-16 years as of 31 August 2014), with the winner in each category eligible for the first prize of a four-night family break at Tredinney Farm in Cornwall.

Six talented finalists will be invited to recreate their winning recipes in an exciting cook-off at the newly designed Electrolux Training Academy on 17 June 2014 in front of a team of judges. This year, the judges are cookery writers Sam Stern and Felicity Cloake and food writer and TV consultant Justine Pattison.

If you need inspiration, check out The Cook It 2013 Final You Tube Video which shows last year's cook-off final at the Electrolux Training Academy.

For full details and how to enter the competition, download an entry form from The deadline for entries is Friday 4 April, 2014.

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