Student Cooking Contest (4-6 grades)

  • 2020 competition update
    Due to the statewide school closure in mid-March, our district was unable to hold its annual Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition, which is sponsored by the Food Service Dept. Prior to the closure, nearly 100 recipes were submitted for the contest by district 4th through 6th grade students. Their recipes are included in this year’s 2020 Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Cookbook. 


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

    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 TBD, do not have to be original. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc. Recipe submittal forms (please type your form if you are able) are available by clicking here.

    Finalists and competition
    Student finalists will be selected and notified by TBD. 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 TBD, event. The young chefs will feature their creations at a TBD. reception on TBD, 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 and Glacier Peak High School culinary students during the food production to help ensure that safe food practices are followed and that no one gets hurt. For more information, call the Food Service Dept. at 360-563-7298.

Recipe Books