• K-FOOD Junior Chef Culinary Contest 2016


    1. Contestants must be between the 3rd to 12th grade (from Elementary to High School)
    2. Contestants must agree to be filmed by media during the contest 

    The Competition

    Get inspired by the variety and versatility of Korean ingredients and develop an original recipe in the entrée category that contains Korean ingredients.

    • Contestants will be required to submit an application along with the recipe for their entrée through the Tasty K-Food website

              Or, via email (info@tastykfood.com)   DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

    • The recipe should contain a detailed description of how to make the dish.
      It should include an ingredients list, a step by step preparation method and/or cooking techniques, and plating instructions.

    Based on the recipes, 7 finalists will be selected for a cook-off event. The panel of judges consist of world renowned Chef Gino Campagna,
    Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off winner Scarlett Smorynski, and World Federation of Korean Food Globalization President Jong Taek Lim.


    Application Timeline

    • Week of June 20, 2016: Call for entries begin.
    • August 14, 2016: Deadline to submit entries.
    • August 15, 2016: The finalists will be announced at www.tastykfood.com
    • August 19, 2016: Cook-off of recipes at The Gourmandise School.
      The audience for the Cook-off will consist of journalists and media representatives.
      We anticipate approximately 100 attendees at the event.



    • A list of featured Korean ingredients can be found at www.tastykfood.com
    • All recipes should contain Korean ingredients. The more Korean ingredients are used; the more points will be awarded.
    • Contestants are required to bring to the cook-off all necessary ingredients to make their dish along with any personal cooking tools needed.    Basic cooking tools such as pots, pans and knives will be provided but are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
    • K-Food Junior Chef will retain rights to all recipes entered, and may use the winning recipes for PR purposes, given that it states that the recipe(s) is from a competition sponsored by Korea Agro Trade Corporation and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Korea.  


    Korean Market Location

    • HK Market : 124 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
    • Galleria Market : 3250 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006 / 440 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    • Zion Market : 3500 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    • Plaza Market : 928 S Western Ave # 100, Los Angeles, CA 90006
    • H Mart : 621 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
    • Hannam Chain : 2740 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
    • Oxford Market : 3525 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
    • California Market : 450 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    • Online Market 
      www.ezionmarket.com    www.hmart.com     www.amazon.com


    Cook-off Event

    • The selected finalists will be given 45min. (Prep 10min / Cook 35min) to prepare their recipes at the cook-off event on Friday, August 19 at the Gourmandise School.
    • Contestants will be required to present the dish to the panel with a brief explanation of the recipe.

    Judging Criteria

    Entries will be scored by the panel of judges based on the following criteria:

    • Prominence and appropriate use of Korean Ingredients (25 possible points)
    • Flavor (25 possible points)
    • Appearance (20 possible points)
    • Creativity (10 possible points)
    • Ease of Preparation (10 possible points)
    • Presentation (10 possible points)
    • Total: 100 possible points



    All 7 finalists will be eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

    • Grand Prize: USD $700.00
    • Second Place: USD $400.00
    • Third Place: USD $200.00
    • Fourth Place: USD $100.00 worth of Korean products
    • Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Place: USD $50.00 worth of Korean products



    Have a question about this contest?

    Please email : info@tastykfood.com

    or call : 1.323.424.7155

    We’re happy to help you for everything.



    (Chinese Version)



    1. 參賽者必須是9至18歲
    2. 參賽者必須同意在比賽期間被媒體拍攝


    • 要求參賽者在報名時通過Tasty K-Food網站提交一份主菜的食譜。



    • 世界著名廚師Gino Campagna
    • Rachael Ray’s兒童烹飪比賽獎得主Scarlett Smorynski
    • 以及韓食世界化 會長Jong Taek Lim。


    • 2016年6月20日:開始上網報名
    • 2016年8月14日:報名截止。
    • 2016年8月15日:在www.tastykfood.com網站公布決賽者名單。
    • 2016年8月19日:在LA Santa Monica Place Gourmandise School進行決賽。








    但要說明這些食譜是在Korea Agro Trade Corporation和Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Korea



    • 2016年8月19日(周五)在Gourmandise School舉行的決賽中,每位參加決賽的選手可用45分鐘的時間(準備10分鐘/做菜35分鐘)來完成參加決賽的菜。
    • 要求每位決賽選手在把菜呈現給評委時要對這個食譜做個簡單介紹。



    • 突出并適當使用韓國食材(可能25分)
    • 口味(可能25分)
    • 外觀(可能20分)
    • 創意(可能10分)
    • 輕松做菜(可能10分)
    • 菜的呈現(可能10分)
    • 總分:可能100分)



    • 頭等獎:USD$700.00
    • 第二名:USD$400.00
    • 第三名:USD$200.00
    • 第四名:價值USD$100.00的韓國產品
    • 第五、第六和第七名:價值USD$50.00的韓國產品



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