Cook-off cover imageWhat is the culinary arts cook-off?

It's a friendly competition of professional chefs and amateur "chefs" from local restaurants and kitchens doing what they do best – create amazing food! Competitors are given a theme – this year is the Cookie-off Edition – and the challenge is to create a cookie creation that outshines all others.
4 Awards to be won: Kids' Choice, Judges' Choice, People's Choice, and Most Unique.

Join us!

Highlands School, Gymnasium
6015 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Entrances 2 & 3
May 14, 2022
11am to 2pm

The Chefs

Culinary artists showcasing their talents and delivering delicious dishes for judgement. This year they're making cookie creations!

The Final 2022 Competitors List
Chef Robert Takacs - The Common
Chef Neil Royale - Seitans
Chef Erica Box - Red Balloon Sweets Co.
Chef Curtis Jones - Ernest's at NAIT
Chef Ashley Benson - Bloom Cookie Co.
Chef Vikram Redgaonkaur - Highlands Golf Club
Chef Shane Chartrand - Vons Steak House & Oyster Bar
Joanne Landmark - Amateur Chef
Theresa Yaremchuk - Amateur Chef
Milk & Co. (Highlands Gr. 9) - Amateur Chefs
Doughmocracy: Ashley Salvador, City Councillor + Blake Desjarlais, MP + Janis Irwin, MLA - Amateur Chefs

The Culinary Creations

In the Cookie-off Edition, we're selling cookie samples for a $1 each which includes a voting ballot for the People's Choice award.

The Judges

A panel of 5 guest judges, a panel of 5 student judges, and the general public will cast their votes.

Our 2022 Guest Judges
Jon Timms, Photographer
Cindy Lazarenko, Chef & Food Educator
Nigel Prosser, Owner of Be-a-Bella Inc.
Jennifer Sobczuk, Highlands School Administrator
Linda Hoang, Digital Creator & Ethical Blogger

There's an online auction too!

The online silent auction features collaborative art projects from Highlands students and staff, as well as donation items generously gifted by our community. Fall in love and bid, bid, bid! Check-in frequently as donations are still coming in -- our support is AMAZING!
Online Silent Auction
May 11th to May 15th, 8pm

Visit the Auction site

Thank you for your support!

Without the support of people like you, our community, and the generous commitment of local restaurants and businesses, our event wouldn’t be one of the most successful school fundraisers in the city. This event is our main fundraiser with all proceeds going to fund activities and events integral to our Arts Core Programming. We are humbled and ever grateful for your enormous show of support.

Many, many thanks and appreciation from the bottom of our hearts!

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Collaborative art

Celebrate Art

Discover the amazing talents and exceptional art by Highlands students and staff.

Donor wall

Support Local Businesses

Bringing exposure to the culinary talents of Edmonton while showcasing the generosity of local businesses.

Cook-off crowd 2018

Build Community

Our event brings together families, food, friends and fun with the goal of strengthening our community.