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The 2019 Young Pea Chef of the Year competition, in association with The Ocado Foundation, is officially closed for entries.


The Young Pea Chef of the Year 2019 is officially open for entries and is on the lookout for three budding chefs to take the title across its three separate categories. These include:


  • Primary School up to Year 6 (age 4 – 11); 
  • Secondary School Years 7-8 (age 11 – 13); 
  • Secondary School Years 9-11 (age 13 – 16).


There are no strict rules as to which ingredients used and you may use as many or as little as you like - all we ask is that you use frozen peas as the main ingredient. Entries must include a brief list of ingredients, cooking method and photo of both the completed recipe and the young pea chef.


The competition will close for entries on Friday 26th April when a panel of judges will shortlist 5 recipes from each category to go through to the final. In the final, the Great British public will vote for their favourite recipe in each category and finalists can take to their schools, families and friends to raise votes. The recipe from each category with the most votes will win the acclaimed title of Young Pea Chef of the Year!