Student Cooking Contest (4-6 grades)

  • Each year, the Snohomish School District holds the Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition, which is sponsored by the Food Services Department.

    2023-2024 submittal info
    District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks.The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, December 8, do not have to be original. A student may submit multiple recipes. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc.

    Finalists and competition
    Student finalists will be selected and notified after February 1. Finalists will be selected from the submitted recipes and will be invited to prepare their creations at Glacier Peak High School. Families, teachers and principals will be invited to taste these culinary masterpieces at a Friday, March 1, event. The young chefs will feature their creations at a 4 p.m. reception on Friday, March 1, in the Glacier Peak High School commons. A panel of judges will select the grand prize winners. Past award categories have included:

    • Health-conscious foods
    • Simple, kid-friendly preparation
    • Fun food
    • Judge’s choice

    All finalists will receive a framed certificate, a recipe book which includes all of the finalists’ recipes, an apron/chef’s coat, as well as a medal. Grand prize winners will receive an additional award. Transportation will not be provided for the cook-off. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Glacier Peak High School. In addition, students will be supervised by kitchen staff during the food production to help ensure that safe food practices are followed and that no one gets hurt. For more information, call Food Services at 360-563-7298.

Recipe Books