APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Thank you to all who applied & for your interest in developing healthy eating habits in our local youth.
Contestants will be announced soon!
How the Youth Cooking Challenge Works
Children are paired with a local chef and each team is professionally filmed preparing a “signature” dish. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite team – stay tuned for further details!
After the online voting period, two teams will advance to a “cook-off” finale event scheduled for Monday, April 15th. This event will be held at Restaurant Equipment Equipment Corp. brand-new test kitchen located at 53 New Hartford Shopping Center, New Hartford.
All contestants will receive this year's selected cookbook, the runner-up will receive a cooking themed prize basket valued at $150, and United Way’s Youth Cooking Challenge Presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield grand prize winner will receive a cooking themed prize basket valued at $250 donated by Boscov's!
This cooking challenge is a component of United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area’s health initiative with a focus on childhood health and wellness.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Capitol Arts Complex | Restaurant Equipment Equipment Corp. | Townsquare Media
CNY Labor Council | Utica First Insurance Company | Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
Interested in sponsoring this event?
Contact Jordan Davies: JordanD@unitedwayvgu.org
Highlights from Last Year:
Check out some of the contestants and highlights from the 1st Annual United Way Youth Cooking Challange!