Dear Cook 5 chefs,
In February 2013, we launched Cook 5 to encourage thousands of children across the UK to learn to cook 5 savoury dishes before the age of 16. We believe that when everyone can cook 5 things, this country will be a much better place!
It’s important to us that you feel inspired to take part in Cook 5 no matter how good you are in the kitchen - and to persuade you to do so we’ve lined up some fantastic prizes which will be awarded throughout the year. Here’s a taster of what’s to come:
- Everyone who cooks 5 things will receive a Leon eBook containing more recipes for you to have a shot at
- Monthly cash prizes will be awarded to keep you buying the best and freshest ingredients to ensure your cooking tastes even better
- An end of year cash prize of £5,000, plus an exclusive cookery day at Leon, will be awarded to one lucky winner
- We will also award £5,000 to the school with the most participants in Cook 5
You’ll find a selection of 15 starter recipes here on the Cook 5 site but remember - we want you to cook whatever you like (as long as it's savoury). So whether it’s one of our recommended dishes, or your favourite family meal – we want to see them all!
As soon as you have created a dish, make sure you take a photo and upload it to the site to be in with a chance to win. If you've cooked a treat, or something sweet, we're still very happy for you to share them with us, but they will not be entered into the grand prize draw and it will not count towards one of your 5 recipes, as the only eligible dishes are savoury.
So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!
Love John and Henry x
How to enter
To get started just enter your name, age, school and email address - then get cooking! Upload photos of 5 dishes you’ve cooked yourself and be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
Please be aware that there may be a delay in seeing your photo on the Cook 5 website as our website team has to approve every picture, but don’t worry, it will be up there as soon as possible.