Written By Guest Writer Edibles / How to Cook Jul 25, 2011 Second Annual BC Family Cooking Contest On Now SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Attention BC wannabe chefs of all ages! Star in your own family cooking show for a chance to win amazing prizes. VANCOUVER – The BC Ministry of Health in partnership with Better Together, announced last week that the second annual Hands-On Cook-Off Contest, is back for Summer 2011! This BC-wide contest, which runs from July 15 to August 31, invites everyone in BC to grab a friend or relative and create a home video cooking show in celebration of making and eating meals together.“The Hands-on Cook-off contest is essentially a fun, simple contest designed to showcase just how enjoyable and valuable it is for families to cook together,” explains Sydney Massey, one of the creators of Better Together and Director of Nutrition Education at the BC Dairy Foundation. “This really is the perfect summer activity for BC families!”Family meals have become a topic of increasing relevance to the average family in BC. Studies show there are significant social, academic and physical benefits for both kids and adults who cook and eat together as a family.Says Celebrity Judge and Co-Host of Urban Rush, Michael Eckford, “In the media, we’ve seen a growing number of celebrity activists like Jamie Oliver and Laurie David come forward, advocating for families to cook and eat together. Here in BC with this contest, we’re doing the same thing: putting forth an important message in a way that celebrates this incredibly valuable part of our lives, the family meal.”Contest Submissions The rules are simple! Contest submissions can be made by any BC resident anytime from July 15 to August 31, 2011. Videos must include two generations cooking together and be no longer than three minutes. There are no tech skills required- videos can even be made using phone video cameras. Full contest details, including where to upload videos, can be found on the contest site: www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest Judges Contest submissions will be judged by a panel of experts that includes:Michael Eckford , Co-host of Urban RushDavid Robertson, Chef/Instructor, Co-owner at The Dirty Apron Cooking SchoolKia Robertson, Creator of Today I Ate a RainbowPrizes Prizes for first and second place are $2000 and $1000 gift certificates to any of the Overwaitea Food Group stores (or winners can opt for cash amounts of $1500 and $750, respectively). A People’s Choice Winner will also be selected based on number of votes from the public and will receive a $500 gift certificate to any of the Overwaitea Food Group stores or $350 cash. *Stores include Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, Urban Fare, Cooper’s Foods, PriceSmart Foods, and more. For more information, or to enter the contest, click here: http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest About Better Together Better Together, is an active online community forum, designed to celebrate family meals, cooking, and trying new recipes. Our vision is to reconnect food and fun in the kitchen!We exist because eating together, whether as a family or other group, offers many health and social benefits for both children and adults – including better nutrition, school performance and social adjustment.Better Together is a partnership between BC Ministry of Healthy Living & Sport and BC Dairy Foundation.BCCelebrity ChefsContestsfamilyFood Events SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More Comments are closed.