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3rd Annual “Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Contest”

The Women’s Food Alliance is hosting the 3rd Annual “Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Contest” for children 8 to 12 years.

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The Women’s Food Alliance is hosting the 3rd Annual “Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Contest” for children 8 to 12 years.

To enter email your dessert recipe and an essay about “Why I Like to Cook for My Family” by July 1 to: Leigh Cort, Women’s Food Alliance president at leigh@leighcortpublicity.com.  Please include name, address, phone, email of parent or guardian as well as the recipe and essay.

The top 12 finalists will be selected by judging on:

  • Originality and use of ingredients
  • Deliciousness
  • Dessert presentation
  • Dessert name and the essay about “Why I Like to Cook for My Family.”

 The finalists and their parent or guardian will be invited to attend the official dessert judging at 5:30 p.m., July 20, at JAX Cooking Studio, 14035, Beach Blvd.

Judges are Nancy Slatsky, pastry chef and manager at JAX Cooking Studio; Rebecca Reed, executive pastry chef at Black Sheep Restaurant Group; and Nancy Guarnieri (cook at St.  Francis Inn Bed & Breakfast).

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2-night family vacation for 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ponte Vedra Beach; Sunday brunch for 4 at the Casa Marina Hotel, Jacksonville Beach; $50 gift certificate to attend a kids’ cooking class at JAX Cooking Studio; a jar of Amy’s Amazing Chocolate Sauce and a GyoGreens cookbook.

The 1st runner-up will receive Sunday brunch for 4 at the Casa Marina Hotel; $30 gift certificate to Taberna Del Caballo in St. Augustine; a jar of Amy’s Amazing Chocolate Sauce and a GyoGreens cookbook. The 2nd runner-up will receive Sunday brunch for 4 at the Casa Marina; a $30 gift certificate to Bull & Crown Publick House in St. Augustine; a jar of Amy’s Amazing Chocolate Sauce and a GyoGreens cookbook. All finalists will receive a $5 gift card for an ice cream treat at Kilwins Town Center in Jacksonville; a $5 Tropical Smoothie gift card; and 4 tickets to the Pirate Museum and Colonial Quarter Experience in St. Augustine.

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