Family cookery competition

Can your family cook?

Next Saturday, November 12th, in the CDTCA (Costa Adeje Centre for Tourism Development) from 10am the first Family Cookery competition will take place, with families (one adult, father, mother or legal guardian, and two children between the ages of 6 and 11)  competing against each other.


The event, under the Degusta.Me gastronomy label, will require competing families to prepare one healthy dish using the following ingredients – chicken, garlic, onion, green and red peppers, carrots, green beans, courgette and mushrooms.


According to the councillor responsible for Degusta.Me, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, “what we are hoping to achieve with this idea is to open up the notion of family cooking.  Cooking is a great way of spending time together and can be a really healthy alternative activity”.

Each group will have a work table, a hob, cooking instruments, an oven, etc., as well as a pantry.  The order in which the families will prepare their food will be decided by a draw which will be held half an hour before the competition begins.  The preparation and cooking time is one and a half hours.

The jury will be made up of three members of ACYRE (the Canarian Association of Chefs and Bakers) and will award points for flavour, creative use of ingredients, presentation, originality, order and cleanliness in the work zone and the active participation of the children.   The top three families will receive a diploma as well as a selection of cookery products.  Furthermore the top family will win a meal for four in a gourmet restaurant in Adeje.

Further details and the rules of the competition are available in the Adeje webpage,, in the Degusta.Me section.   Interested families can register by email to, sending the completed forms, your recipe, and including a photograph of the family group that will be taking part, with names and ages of all participants.  You have until November 10th to enter.


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