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CK Cook Off 2024

A national cooking competition for primary schools! 3 knockout tournaments to determine the best team of young chefs in the UK!

The CK Cook Off is back for 2024! A national cooking competition hosted entirely online. Schools can take part from the comfort of their classrooms as they go head to head with schools on the opposite side of the country! There are 3 knock-out tournaments to take part in: The KS1 Cook Off; The LKS2 Cook Off, and The UKS2 Cook Off. Will your school take on the challenge?

This year, we're heading to Paris with our Olympic Games themed Cook Off.

When does the tournament take place...

The Classroom Kitchen Annual Cook Off returns this year, and it’s going to be better than ever!

In the 2024 edition, the competition will be split across both Summer 1 and 2.

KS1 will take part in a special one-session competition held on Friday 26th April. There’ll be a morning and afternoon option.

LKS2’s tournament will take place on Fridays through May with a Grand Final on Friday 24th May.

UKS2 will have their tournament after the SATs period with heats taking place between Wednesday 12th June and Friday 14th June. The UKS2 Grand Final will feature on Friday 21st June 2024.

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How it works...

You can enter your school online today. Schools can enter a team of 5 into every age category or simply one or two of their choosing.

Upon entry, we’ll be in touch (within 48 hours) with a pre-tournament questionnaire to complete. This helps us to work out the dates that work best for your school to compete and the time slots that you’d like to enter a team into (we have AM and PM competition slots).

All entries must be made by Wednesday 27th March 2024.

With your pre-tournament information complete, you’ll be sent access to the Cook Off Tournament Hub after the Easter Holidays! Here you’ll get access to all the necessary tournament information, some staff and pupil cookery competition training videos and even a pre-tournament video cooking lesson so you can host an in-class competition (should you wish).

For the tournament, you need to select 5 pupils from participating classes to create a team. We’ll be releasing the challenges before each cook off so your team can get thinking, creating and get prepared for their Cook Off.

On your given competition date, teams ZOOM in to the Cook Offs with their ingredients and equipment ready! Each Cook Off will have up to 8 participating teams. A Classroom Kitchen judge and any guest judges will introduce themselves and get the Cook Off underway. By the end of the hour, we’ll share what each school has made and the judges will reveal which 2 teams will go through to the CK Cook Off 2024 Grand Final!

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we have a variety of prizes for pupils and schools to win along the way! Win the Grand Final and you’ll look to take home the coveted CK Cook Off Champions trophy and a huge prize bundle for your school and the pupils taking part.

This year will be our biggest and best competition ever!

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How much does it cost to take part...

Entry for a school this year is the same as previous years, it simply costs £50 +VAT. For this, a school can enter a team into every category of the competition!

All participating students and schools will receive certificates, CK and sponsor goodies and much more! We can’t wait to have your school involved!