2021 Field to Fork Challenge Results

2021 Field to Fork Challenge Results

2021 Field to Fork Challenge Results

Drumroll please! The results of the 2021 Field to Fork Challenge are in! The Field to Fork Challenge (now in its second successful year) is a collaboration of 4-H British Columbia (4-H BC) and BCAITC with the support of the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries. The Challenge connects youth, cooking, and agriculture to further farm-to-table education.

From June to September 2021, dozens of British Columbia youth entered the 2021 Field to Fork Challenge by submitting BC grown recipes and cooking videos for a chance to win cash prizes ($6,000 awarded). The Challenge was open to BC youth in 4 categories: (1) 4-H BC Junior Members, (2) 4-H BC Senior Members, (3) Grade 4-7 Students, and (4) Grade 8-12 Students. From ‘West Coast Frittata’ to ‘Garden Fresh Pasta’ to ‘Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil’ to ‘Blueberry Crisp’, Field to Fork Challenge entrants created recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert featuring healthy, locally grown ingredients. A panel of independent judges chose the 36 winners for their recipe selection, use of BC ingredients, evidence of thorough study, food and kitchen safety, and presentation.

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

See all winners' photos at bottom of page. 

4-H BC Juniors

  1. Colette S., Metchosin: Hazelnut Spread with Crepes
  2. Safira E., Greenwood: My Favourite Omelette
  3. Vera H., Vanderhoof: Pavlova
  4. Juliet D., Langley BC’s Best Lamb and Roast Vegetables
  5. Summer W., Abbotsford: Obstkuchen (Platz)
  6. Scarlett J., Williams Lake: Honey Peach Pie
  7. Holden F., Chilliwack: Blueberry Crisp
  8. Tessa S., Barriere: Fresh Tomato Salsa
  9. Brooklyn C., Baynes Lake: Jambalaya
  10. Etta S., Big Lake Ranch: Etta’s Mess

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

4-H BC Seniors

  1. Sava B., Victoria: Oven Glazed Duck and Kohlrabi Fries with a Garden Salad
  2. Casey B., Chetwynd: Carrot Soup
  3. Reine F., Rock Creek: Swiss Chard and Beef Quiche
  4. Lucia J., 150 Mile House: BC Grass-Fed Beef Burgers and Homemade BBQ Sauce
  5. Laura H., Prince George: BC Vegetable and Rice Stir Fry
  6. Natalie V., Burnaby: Garden Fresh Pasta
  7. Jacques J., Saanichton, Frangipani Fruit Tart
  8. Riley K. Kamloops: Lemon Dill Lamb Kabobs with Tzatziki
  9. Mac D., Langley: BC Blueberry Skillet Cake
  10. Ella C., Williams Lake: Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

Grade 4-7 Students

  1. Valentina Z., Surrey: Greek Bifteki with Roasted Potatoes and Baked Cinnamon Apples
  2. Nicky E., Pitt Meadows: Pear-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
  3. Dahlia B., Sooke: West Coast Frittata
  4. Emie R., Kelowna: Grandma's Plum Coffee Cake
  5. Natalia D., Langley: Natalia's Gourmet Grilled Cheese
  6. Penny W., Kelowna: Garden Frittata
  7. Piper G., Surrey: Grape Jelly and Quick Bread
  8. Marcel M., Kelowna: Sharlotka Apple Cake
  9. Kiera C., Kelowna: BC Veggie Mania Spaghetti Sauce
  10. Yuka M., Vancouver: BC Raspberry Clafoutis

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

Grade 8-12 Students

  1. Jared W., Kelowna: Pork Steak with Potatoes and Homemade Caesar Salad
  2. Avery Y., Kelowna: Cajun Salmon with Apple Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Garlic Aioli
  3. Jazmine J., Port Moody: Cream Cheese Lemon Bars
  4. Ariel K., Vancouver: BC Heirloom Tomato Tart with Roasted Garlic Whipped Goat Cheese
  5. Federica Z, Creamy Spinach Artichoke Tortellini, Vancouver
  6. Cecilia V., Maple Ridge: Chocolate Cake

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

In addition to winning cash prizes, Field to Fork Challenge winners will have the opportunity to attend the virtual Field to Fork Virtual 2021 Conference on November 13, 2021. From the comfort of their own kitchens, event attendees will learn from BC farmers about chicken, honey, and hazelnut farming and what it takes to bring these foods from farm to table. Attendees will participate in activities like honey tasting and hazelnut trivia, and watch educational farm videos. The highlight of the incredible full-day conference will be the online cooking lessons with BCAITC’s Chef Trevor Randle. Winners will receive expert instructions as they cook a delicious homegrown meal including:

  • Main: Honey Mustard Chicken with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto Ham, and Balsamic Jus served with BC Hazelnut and Basil Pesto
  • Sides: BC Potato Purée, Sautéed BC Carrots, and Kale Salad
  • Dessert: Chocolate Pudding with BC Honey Candied Hazelnuts

Field to Fork Challenge Recipes

Field to Fork Challenge winners will also have the incredible opportunity to have their winning recipes published! The recipes will be available in the 2nd Field to Fork Challenge Cookbook, available in print (limited quantities) and free online at www.4hbc.ca and here on www.bcaitc.ca starting in mid-December.

“The calibre of recipes submitted for this year’s challenge was outstanding,” said Aleda Welch, 4-H BC Manager. “It was difficult for the judges to choose the winning recipes as so many incredible submissions were received. We thank all youth who entered and congratulate all the winners.”

Pat Tonn, BCAITC Executive Director, echoed Aleda’s thoughts, “The recipes and videos that were submitted were fun and creative. They not only spotlighted BC ingredients, but also showcased each young cook’s personal food stories. From baking with local blueberries, to grilling with BC shellfish, to cooking with grass-fed beef, the entries illustrate a variety of food passions.”

Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries, said, “I’m delighted to congratulate all our young budding chefs and leaders who took on this year’s Field to Fork Challenge. All the amazing entries made it a difficult job for the judging panelists! Thank you all for showing us many more wonderful dishes we can make with ingredients directly sourced or grown in B.C. I look forward to sharing and serving them to family and friends!”

Field to Fork Challenge Commodities

Thank you to the supporters that helped make the Field to Fork Challenge possible: BC Chicken Marketing Board, BC Hazelnut Growers AssociationParagon Farms, Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery, Van Maren Farms, and farmers Dale Krahn, Judy Campbell, and Cornel Van Maren.

All Winners

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

Field to Fork Challenge Winners

Field to Fork Challenge Winners