Connecting Students to Agriculture
Calling All Young Culinary Stars!
Do you love to cook? Do you get excited about creating recipes that feature fresh, locally grown ingredients? Then you should enter our Field to Fork Challenge! BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation invites BC youth to enter this year’s cooking challenge for a chance to win cash prizes and more. The Field to Fork Challenge is a celebration of our province’s bounty of ingredients and BC youth’s creativity in the kitchen.
How Does the Field to Fork Challenge Work?
Since we initiated the cooking challenge in 2020, the Field to Fork Challenge has showcased dozens of culinary creations from BC youth across the province. It’s a great opportunity to learn about BC agriculture and the value of cooking with locally grown foods.
The Field to Fork Challenge is open to BC youth (ages 9-19) - in 2 categories - students and 4-H BC members. Everything you need to know about entering the challenge is in the information package.
Get Ready to Enter!
Here’s what we’ll need from each participant:
- A completed entry form sent to us by the entry deadlines — only one entry per person
- 1 photo of yourself with your BC-grown or processed ingredients (the “stars” of your recipe)
- 1 photo of your completed recipe (on a neutral background)
- 1 video of you introducing yourself and cooking your recipe
2022 Entry Deadlines by Category
- 4-H BC Junior Members (born 2009-2012) — Enter June 17 to September 30, 2022
- 4-H BC Senior Members (born 2002-2008) — Enter June 17 to September 30, 2022
- BC Junior-Level Students (grades 4-7) — Enter June 17 to November 9, 2022
- BC Senior-Level Students (grades 8-12) — Enter June 17 to November 9, 2022
*Note: 4-H BC members who have missed the deadline can enter under the student categories.
$6,400 in Cash Prizes and More
There are 10 cash prizes available in each of the four categories noted above (total 40 prizes):
- 1st Place: $400
- 2nd Place: $300
- 3rd Place: $200
- 4th to 10th Place: $100 each
In addition to winning cash prizes, top-placing entrants will have the chance to attend the Field to Fork Challenge Virtual Conference on January 14, 2023. Conference attendees will cook BC-grown recipes under the expert instruction of Chef Trevor Randle, enjoy virtual farm tours, learn about BC agriculture from farmers in the field, and enjoy other fun activities.
Recipes from top-placing entrants will also be featured in the 2022 Field to Fork Challenge Recipe Book. Winners will be selected based on recipe choices, use of BC-grown or processed ingredients, evidence of thorough study, food and kitchen safety, and presentation.
Everyone’s a winner in the Field to Fork Challenge! All entrants who submit completed entries will receive a special gift.
The 2022 Field to Fork Challenge is now closed for entries. Thank you to all participants who entered. The results will be available soon.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the Field to Fork Challenge.
Check Out Previous Challenges
The 2020, 2021 and 2022 Field to Fork Challenges were a huge success! Watch the videos below for a recap. Plus, flip through the pages of the 2020 Field to Fork Challenge Recipe Book, the 2021 Field to Fork Challenge Recipe Book and the 2022 Field to Fork Challenge Recipe Book for delicious BC-grown dishes made by previous participants. Enjoy!
Partners Make It Possible — Thank You!
The 2022 Field to Fork Challenge is a joint initiative of BCAITC, 4-H BC, and the Youth Development Team from the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, with the support of Buy BC and Save-On-Foods.
Teachers and Parents Ask the Best Questions
Winners will be notified by December 2022.
Photos will be used in the Field to Fork Challenge Recipe Book, and videos will be used to create a recap video. Also, both photos and videos will be used in various public relations and advertising pieces at the discretion of BCAITC.
No. Participants can submit their favourite recipes from any sources, as long as BC-grown or processed ingredients are featured as the “stars.” Reference to the original source (including copyright information, if from a published source) should be included on the entry form.