WI Island Product Cooking Contest for youth
Women's Institute Island Product Cooking Contest 2017 Winners Announced!
Results from the third annual cooking contest held February 15, 2017:
1st Place – Rich Lobster Dip made by Courtney McGeoghgan of Belfast Consolidated School, Grade 9.
2nd Place – Island Cheese Ball made by Breahanna Callaghan of Montague Intermediate School, Grade 7.
3rd Place – Fruity Coleslaw made by Cassandra MacLeod of Kensington Intermediate School, Grade 10.
1st Place – Slow Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder made by Abigayle Sherry of Montague Intermediate School, Grade 9.
2nd Place Tie – Seafood Spud Chowder made by Breahanna Callaghan of Montague Intermediate School, Grade 7.
2nd Place Tie – Creamy Seafood Chowder made by Courtney McGeoghgan of Belfast Consolidated School, Grade 9.
1st Place – Stuffed Potatoes made by Charles Grant of Montague Intermediate School, Grade 8.
2nd Place – Chicken/Turkey Casserole made by Adam Spencer of Kensington Intermediate School, Grade 10.
3rd Place – Potato Goat Cheese Crisps made by Breahanna Callaghan of Montague Intermediate School, Grade 7.
1st Place – PEI Potato Brownies made by Olivia Lewis of École François-Buote, Grade 8.
2nd Place – German Raw Apple Cake made by Cassandra MacLeod of Kensington Intermediate School, Grade 10.
3rd Place – Dutch Pancakes with Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream made by Britt Guerts of East Wiltshire School, Grade 8.
Women’s Institute Island Product Cooking Contest is now hosting its third Cooking Contest aimed at students in grades seven through twelve.
Students are invited to send in recipes which contained at least three agri-based or fishery ingredients. Top entries in those categories will be selected to prepare appetizer size portions of their recipe during the final cook off during WI’s Founder's Day in February, 2017.
Judging in the final round was led by Chef Adam Loo of the Merchantman Pub, Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers, and Marie Kenny and National President of Federated Woman’s Institute of Canada.
Categories included Appetizer, Soup, Main dish, and Sweets. Cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50 will be awarded in each of the following sections: Appetizer, Soup, Main Dish, and Dessert.
Last year, recipes of winners and those participating were printed in a cookbook and are available for $5. Highlights from last year's receipe titles included Corn Cream Gnocci, Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Parsnip Chips, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Vegetable and Buttermilk Mash, to Islander Stew, Potato Crepes, Beet Cake to Vegetable Chili.
The following are a list of winners in each category from this past year - Appetizer: 1st, Mathew Williams, 2nd, Cassandra MacLeod, and 3rd Gracie Pugh; Soup: 1st Cassandra MacLeod, 2nd Tait Tierney, 3rd Justin Ferguson; Main: 1st Ingrid Wendt, 2nd Miranda McKinnon, and Dessert: 1st Breahanna Callaghan, 2nd Gracie Pugh. All enteries will be listed in the 2nd annual student cooking contest cookbook!
Pat MacKinnon, Home Economics and Health Convener, along with Helen Dawson, Agricultural Convener, wish to thank the Department of Education for introducing the contest into schools through nutrition and culinary based curriculum as well to participating 4H groups. They wish to extend a special thank you to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as the overall sponsor. The contest has been organized by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute and is open to all students across PEI.
Post cards announcing this contest were sent out to classrooms across Prince Edward Island.
If you didn't receive a postcard in your classroom simply visit and print off from these links.
To participate, print this Entry Form and this Recipe Form for each recipe submitted!
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2016