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One of Produced in Kent's roles is to campaign on behalf of its members, to raise the profile of local products and the issues surrounding the local food agenda.
To find out more information about our various campaigns please click on the links below.
CREATE A FRUIT & VEG MASTERPIECE 2012
Produced in Kent is delighted to again launch its fantastic summer art competition aimed at primary school children, this year with a London 2012 Olympic theme! Create a Fruit and Veg Masterpiece aims to captivate children’s interest in working with and eating more of the wonderful fruit and vegetables grown here in the ‘Garden of England’.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Decide whether you want to enter individually or as a group.
2. Choose which part of the London 2012 Olympics you want re-create -
it can be any Olympic sport, an iconic scene from London or the Olympic stadium - just let your imagination run wild!
3. Create a picture out of real fruit & veg that is grown in Kent in the summer.
4. Take a photo of your masterpiece and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for entries MONDAY 11th JUNE... so hurry the race is on!
If you would like some inspiration CLICK HERE to see a gallery of last year’s winners!
Click here to see the competition poster!
The finalists will be invited to attend a special Live Final on Friday 29th June, where they will be presented with their prizes and certificates by 'Foodscape' artist Carl Warner! All of the finalists will also receive a medal for their achievement – gold, silver, or bronze!
KENT YOUNG CHEF AWARD 2011
The county’s prestigious and longest-running cookery competition for young people, reached a dramatic finale at the Live Cook Off at K College, Tonbridge on Friday 25 November.
Richard Phillips, celebrity chef and leading Kent restaurateur, was tasked with the difficult job of picking the two winners, together with the esteemed panel of judges that included Brian Whiting, MD of Whiting & Hammond, Tommy Ward head chef of Woods Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells and Ian Piper manager of Hospitality & Catering at K College.
Speaking on behalf of all the judges Richard Phillips said: “It’s been astonishing and amazing to see the level of skills demonstrated during the Kent Young Chef Award final. The bar just keeps on rising which is so exciting to see! The skill, the energy and the thought has gone into producing imaginative and inspired local dishes featuring Kentish ingredients. The ability and the passion were all here today, well done to you all!”
Click here to see video footage of the finalists cooking their fantastic dishes at K College.
Patron of Produced in Kent, Amanda Cottrell OBE, effusively thanked the sponsors that had made the Kent Young Chef Award 2011 a reality for the third consecutive year, including Hadlow College, kff, Woods Restaurant, Bar & Produce Store and new sponsors Whiting & Hammond.