Share your love for cooking and a chance to be a top winner at the SYL Kids Cook-Off Competition!

A few things to know first: 

  1. Competitors must currently be in 5th – 8th grades
  2. Competitors & guardians must read the KITK-Rules-&-Guidelines
  3. Waiver of Liability and Release signed by parent/guardian
  4. Your Pumpkin Dish will be judged
  5. Photo of your Pumpkin Dish will be posted on social media along with your first name and grade.
  6. Top Winners (first names) will be announced on social media and via email
  7. Open to the first 10 kids who register!
  8. Registration will close Nov. 10, 2021.

Check out the following 5 Steps:

Step 1: Click HERE to Register online! The first 10 kids who apply are in! The Fee of $10 has been waived due to a generous donor. There is no Fee.

Step 2: Make your own Pumpkin Dish. You decide what kind of dish. FMI: See Rules & Guidelines

Step 3: Write a report/essay on the following:

  1. Your First and Last Name
  2. Your Grade
  3. Title of your Pumpkin Dish/Entry
  4. City of residence
  5. Write about what you liked about making this dish and what you didn’t like about making it.
  6. Write about your favorite dish you like to make
  7. Write about the most complicated dish you have made

Step 4: Please provide the following details on a small card to be placed next to your Entry:

  1. Your First Name only
  2. Title of your Pumpkin Dish/Entry
  3. Your Grade

Step 5: Drop Off your Pumpkin Dish/Entry

  1. Please drop off your Pumpkin Dish on Saturday morning, Nov. 13 at the McMinnville SYL Office at 1016 NW Adams St. (back parking lot). An email will be sent with time slots. (approx. 9:00-9:45)
  2. You may deliver your Pumpkin Dish on disposable items or schedule to pick up your trays/plates, etc. at later time. Presentation will be important.
  3. You may bring three individual dishes or one dish for three judges to share.
  4. Please bring a copy of your Recipe, your Title Card and Essay.
  5. Be prepared to quickly introduce your dish to the judges from a distance.
  6. The Judges may ask you how you made your dish.
  7. We may also take a picture of you and your dish.
  8. Thank you for wearing a mask.

Entries will be judged on: (maximum of 20 points)

  1. Overall Taste:: 1-5 points
  2. Texture: 1-5 points
  3. Attention to Theme/Special ingredient: 1-5 points
  4. Presentation: 1-5 points

Remember, your dish will be judged. Photos of your pumpkin dish will be posted on social media along with your first name and grade. Top Winners will be announced on social media and via email.

Prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place will receive a KITC Certificate, SYL Apron, Measuring Cup Set and $100 VISA Gift Card
  • 2nd Place will receive a KITC Certificate, SYL Apron, Measuring Cup Set and $50 VISA Gift Card
  • 3rd Place will receive a KITC Certificate, SYL Apron, Measuring Cup Set and $25 VISA Gift Card