Kiwi kids invited to show they can cook

Budding cooks Abigail Roach (5) and and Leo Branford (7), both of Dunedin, practise their...
Budding cooks Abigail Roach (5) and and Leo Branford (7), both of Dunedin, practise their cookingin preparation for the NZ Chefs Association’s Kiwi Kids Can Cook competition to be held at the Great Kiwi Home & Living Show in November. Photo: Linda Robertson
Tasty treats and kitchen chaos promise to be served up at a new competition at this year’s Great Kiwi Home & Living Show.

The Kiwi Kids Can Cook competition will be a new feature of the home and living show, which will take place at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on November 3 and 4.

Children aged 11 and under from around Otago and Southland are invited to compete for spots in national finals to be held in Auckland next year.

Contestants must devise, create and present their favourite dish in half an-hour, using at least one New Zealand-grown vegetable in their recipe.

Celebrity chef Simon Gault will judge the fare in two categories — 8 years and under, and 9 to 11 years.

For entry forms and more information go to  Entries close October 19.

The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show, now in its third year, is organised by Allied Press and Dunedin Venues. It will take place on November 3 and 4 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.  Tickets purchased before the event are $10 and available at or any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets purchased at the event will be $15. Admission is free for children 17 and under.

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