Are your pupils brimming with recipe inspiration? Is your son or daughter a whiz with a whisk?

Britain’s Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018, in association with The Ocado Foundation, is on the hunt for aspiring young chefs to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the pea!

Whether it’s a simple starter, hearty main or a wacky dessert, we’re looking for children to send us their pea-fect (see what we did there?!) recipe creations. You can be as adventurous as you like, the only thing we ask is that the Great British Pea is the star of the dish!

We've introduced three categories this year and want to hear from a wide range of budding chefs who think they have what it takes to become the UK's Young Pea Chef of the Year!

The amount of peas grown in the UK each year is equivalent to about 70,000 football pitches and did you know, those little green guys have super powers!? They’re packed full of nutrients, including Vitamin A and C, which is essential for healthy gums and immune systems.

The Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018 is currently not open for entries. Keep your eyes peeled for our 2019 competition!