That’s a WRAP!

In the middle of Highlands, on a quiet tree-lined street, our beautiful school sits. The school is now silent: the hundreds of voices that filled the gymnasium and the halls today have all gone home.  If the school could talk, it would share tales of laughter, delicious food, gracious chefs, dedicated staff, incredible volunteers, and a community brought together for the faces that will one day become the next generation.

There are many people we want to thank – and we will (over and over) but today, we are going to cut straight to the ‘news’.

Today, the 8th Annual Culinary Cook Off raised over $16,000 for OUR students.

We want to extend our congratulations to Chef Lindsay Porter from London Local for People’s Choice award, Chef Vikram Redgaonkar from Highlands Golf Club for Kids’ Choice, and SC Damn Good Food for Most Creative and Judges’ Choice.

Thanks to all our competitors – it was a very stiff competition today!



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Event Day Guide!

What is April 13, 2019 going to look like? Let us show you!

Event Day Time Line

11am: Doors Open

  • Taste bowl sales begin at our cashier ($2/bowl)
    • Competitors begin filling bowls!
  • Live Auction Registration begins in the gym (in front of the stage)
    • Live auction view commences on the stage – access via the stairs to your right when you enter the gymnasium.
  • Silent Auction view & bidding opens in the South hallway of the school
  • $1 Concession opens in the Boot Room

11:45am: Live Auction Begins

  • Located in the gymnasium
  • Be sure to register at the Live Auction Registration booth

1pm: Silent Auction Closes (exact time may vary depending upon completion of Live Auction)

  • People’s Choice Voting closes

1:15pm: 2016 Culinary Arts Cook Off Winners announced

  • Most Creative Award
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Kid’s Choice
  • People’s Choice

1:30pm: Silent Auction Winners Announced

  • Payment and collection of items begins

2pm: 2019 Culinary Cook Off ends


Please note – all time lines are estimated. Any changes to the Event Schedule will be announced by our emcee.

If you have questions, concerns or other issues arising on Event Day, please speak to any volunteer wearing a name badge around their neck. They will be able to guide you to our Volunteer Services Coordinator.

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Calling: All Social Media Gurus!

It's that time of year again! The Mount Royal 8th Annual Culinary Arts Cook-Off is less than one month away! Although our planning is well underway, we could still use some extra hands in getting our biggest (and only) yearly fundraising initiative promoted on social media. Last year this event brought in over $14,000.00 for our kids--money that is used to provide students with a number of amazing opportunities they might not otherwise get!

Follow Us On Social Media!

Tag, Retweet & Repost!

This will help us widen our social media presence and spread the word about our event but--most importantly--it will get people through the door.

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10 “Things to Know” About the Culinary Arts Cookoff

  1. We sell out FAST. We open the doors at 11am and are routinely sold out a full hour (or more) before the event ends at 2pm.
  2. We accept cash & debit/credit. Two lines will be formed one of which is CASH ONLY (watch for signage)
  3. Our event is public. Pictures will be taken by our volunteers and posted to our social media & websites.
  4. Although we are peanut aware, the foods may contain other allergens (including other nuts). Please check with the Chefs prior to consumption.
  5. We have a concession on site for beverages.
  6. Our live auction will be run by a professional auctioneer in 2018!
  7. Our silent auction closes 15 minutes after the live auction ends. Please listen for updates during the event.
  8. There is no admission fee.
  9. All our chefs, judges, parent committee members, event day helpers and school staff are volunteering their time.
  10. Short of a few small event expenditures (bowls, printing fees, bank machine rentals), 100% of all event day proceeds go directly back to the school to support our kids.
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Another great way to get involved with the fundraiser is by signing up on our online volunteer sign-up for a shift to help on event day. The shifts are mostly short and sweet and the event is a great time, especially when your volunteering at it.

Many “thank-yous” in advance for all of your support!

Mount Royal Elementry School
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

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Auction Contributions


The 8th Annual Culinary Cook-Off at Mount Royal is fast approaching, with under a month until the big day on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. To date, there are five restaurants competing, which is incredibly exciting and huge part of the recipe for another successful event.

Our event information is updated regularly on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. One way to help out with the event is to follow us on our social media feeds and share our content frequently. This is our main avenue for exposure, so please share, share, share!

Our Silent & Live Auctions are a huge part of the success of this event. In the last couple of years, we’ve raised between $15, 000.00 – $18,000.00 and we are hoping to keep our momentum going and get as many wonderful items this year for the silent and live auctions.

Ideas for Contributions to the Silent Auction:

Donations can be from a person, family member or friend.  Some ideas include:

  • Tickets (Concert, Ballet, Theatre & Symphony)
  • Electronics
  • Gift Cards
  • Art Work
  • Services (Home Based & Corporate Business)
  • Gift Baskets (Emergency Car Kit, Beach Party, BBQ, Pet, Candy, Liquor Cabinet & Beauty)

Thinking out of the box:

  • Do you know any local farmers who would donate farm-fresh goods? (i.e. a side of beef or seasonal produce boxes)
  • Do you know a masseuse, a chiropractor, or a hairstylist who would be willing to donate a service?
  • Do you know a contact at a car dealership or auto detailing shop who would donate a service? (i.e. an oil change, car detailing package)

Often times we have to look no further than our own personal circles to get some really sweet goods! Donations can be signed in at the office at the school.

Many “thank-yous” in advance for all of your support!

Mount Royal Elementry School
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)


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Save the Date!

On Saturday, April 13, 2019
Mount Royal School Will Be Hosting the
8th Annual Culinary Arts Cook Off

Please join us to try a variety of delicious noodle creations from some fabulous Edmonton restaurants and participate in live and silent auctions featuring great selections.

We look forward to seeing you at our annual fundraiser.  Your continued support for Mount Royal School is greatly appreciated.


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