The Big School Cook Off

The Big School Cook Off

Bespoke event catering & production

Does your school have any budding Jamie Oliver’s or Gordon Ramsay’s in its midst?

If so, then this is the competition for you! Mount Charles & SuperValuNI bring you the 2019/2020 Big School Cook Off!

The Mount Charles Big School Cook Off is open to post primary school pupils aged between 11-14 and schools across every county in Northern Ireland plus Donegal are welcome to enter!

The Competition

To enter simply nominate a team of two from your school to submit a short video (no longer than 2 minutes) introducing themselves & a creative recipe idea for a main course with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Students should consider giving a brief background to their recipe ingredients & how the recipe is cooked. The judging panel will then review the video entries and create a shortlist based on the video / recipes, following this shortlisting the successful country finalists will;

– be invited to take part in a regional cookery demonstration at their local SuperValu store.
– be invited to represent their county and school at the Finals in March 2020 at Belfast Metropolitan College (Titanic Quarter).

You can enter more than one team if you like increasing your chances of your school making it to the regional heats!

Big School Cook Off Finalists

All county finalists will receive a Big School Cook Off Certificate and an invite to the March 2020 finals
Each county finalist will receive a plaque.
All county finalists will receive a personalised Cook / Chefs Jackets to wear at the final

The regional finals will be judged on the day, and the winning team from each heat will go forward to once again cook their recipe for an esteemed panel of judges at the grand final of the competition.

Big School Cook Off Winner

All finalists will have received their chefs jackets to be worn on the day.
Big School Cook Off Winner – Certificate
Each student receives a Big School Cook Off notepad
Finalist Plaque for school
Catering equipment of their choice to value of £100
Private Box – VIP Tickets to SSE Arena Ice Hockey match (max 12 tickets)

BSCO Key Dates:

Entry deadline: 11th November
Regional finalists announced: 18th November
Regional Cookery Demonstrations : January 2020 (Date tbc)
Grand Final: March 2020 (date tbc)

Apply now to be part of the Big School Cook Off