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Winners of The Experimental Cookbook Competition Announced

News - 21 September 2021

Winners of The Experimental Cookbook Competition Announced

We’re delighted to announce the 50 winners of The Experimental Cookbook competition, held 2nd August to 30th August 2021.

As part of National Science Week, The Experimental Cookbook competition was an initiative open to children registered with Camp Australia, active schools and Camp Australia team members.

With the National Science Week theme of Food: Different by Design, the competition called for chefs and scientists to get creative in the kitchen. We partnered with dietitians, Julie Meek and Kelly Bramble, who imparted their nutritional advice via a suite of blogs and videos to encourage healthy eating habits within the Camp Australia family. They were also the main judges who selected the 50 winning recipes. We thank Julie and Kelly for imparting their knowledge to us – their practical advice has been inspiring.

Winners Announced

We thank all entrants for participating and congratulate the following winners:

  1. Teara, Teara's Totally Wild Cheese Cake!!, Carlingford Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  2. Jihyeon, Dumpling Palace, Penrith Anglican College, NSW, 8yo and under
  3. Joshua, Yummy Pizza, Jasper Road Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  4. Lexia, Fruity Tooty Pizzas, All Saints Grammar, NSW, 8yo and under
  5. Aria, Crispy Apple Donuts, Illawong Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  6. Isabel, Tuna & Avo Sushi Sandwiches, Australian Christian College Marsden Park, NSW, 8yo and under
  7. Viola, Prawntastic Pasta, St Therese Catholic Primary School Mascot, NSW, 8yo and under
  8. Mehvish, BTS Banana pancake, St Joseph Boronia Primary School, VIC, 8yo and under
  9. Aurora, Chocolate Slice, Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, VIC, 8yo and under
  10. Eva, Summer Scones, Shire Christian School, NSW, 8yo and under
  11. Taya, Healthy Apple Crumble, St Therese Mascot Primary School, NSW, 8yo and under
  12. Macey, Macey's Garden Pesto, Killberry Valley Primary School, VIC, 8yo and under
  13. Bondi, The Perfect Pizza Dough, Barnsley Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  14. Aryan, Aryan's Apple Cake, Girraween Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  15. Bailee, Healthy Carrot Cake, St Joachim's Primary, VIC, 8yo and under
  16. Divina, Mini Veggie Quiches, St. Joseph's Riverwood Catholic School, NSW, 8yo and under
  17. Catalina, Healthy Carrot, Coconut and Pineapple Cupcakes, St Catherine Of Siena Catholic Primary School, NSW, 8yo and under
  18. Veronica, Cool Raspberry Smoothie, Our Lady Of Fatima Palmyra, WA, 8yo and under
  19. Pedro, Pedro's "Berry" Special Cupcake - Gluten-Free, Chatham Primary School, VIC, 8yo and under
  20. Heidi, Heidi's Healthy Cheesy Slice, Kent Road Public School, NSW, 8yo and under
  21. Krishnan, Aaradhiya's Fudgie Brownie, Girraween Public School, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  22. Gloria, Super Green, Jasper Road Public School, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  23. Jack, Super Sausage Rolls, Tyabb Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  24. Shaan, Laddoo (Power Snack), Thomas Mitchell Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  25. Rosalie, Rosie's Raspberry Delight, Belgrave Heights Christian School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  26. Rithi, Mixed Veg Flatbread, Excelsior Primary School, WA, 9yo to 12yo
  27. Kaitlyn, Banana Bread, Eaglehawk North Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  28. Knox, Knox's Easy Cheesy Egg Omelette, Barnsley Public School, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  29. Max, Crazy Banana Pancakes, Moriah College, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  30. Alfie, Alfie's Choc Chip Spectacular, Golden Square Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  31. Keira, Keira's Famous Schnitzel, St Thomas More Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  32. Nitai, Marbley, St Thomas Catholic School, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  33. Veronica, Potato Pizza, Kunyung Primary School, VIC, 9yo to 12yo
  34. Archie, Archie's Packed Banana Bread, Kent Road Public School, NSW, 9yo to 12yo
  35. Ben, Choc Muesli Bar Slice, Swanbourne Primary School, WA, 9yo to 12yo
  36. Siumi, Coconut Milk Rice, Seaford North Primary School, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  37. Joanne, Funky Filo Fish Pie, Ocean Grove Primary School, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  38. Deepika, Thick Rice Noodles Pasta, Clayton North Primary School, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  39. Pallavi, Easy Flatbreads, Cranbourne West Primary School, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  40. Patricia, St Christopher's Apple Cinnamon Jaffle, St Christopher's Primary School, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  41. Alicia, Blueberry Sensation Muffins, Camp Australia Head Office, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  42. Uddeepika, Toasty Dense Soup, Mel Maria Catholic Primary School, WA, Camp Australia Team Member
  43. Sarah, Zappkini Muffins (Apple and Zucchini Muffins), Camp Australia Head Office, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  44. Moorooduc Primary, Wiggly Worm Pasta Sauce, Moorooduc Primary School OSHC, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  45. Julie, Hearty Veg Curry with a Side of Salmon, Camp Australia Head Office, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  46. Colleen, Barbara's Charismatic Cookies, Yarrawarrah Public School OSHC, NSW, Camp Australia Team Member
  47. Carole, Crumble or Muesli - that is the question, Camp Australia Head Office, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  48. Jacky, Sunday Morning Shakashuka, Camp Australia Head Office, VIC, Camp Australia Team Member
  49. Meriden Anglican School For Girls OSHC Service, Carrot and Fruit Scones, Meriden Anglican School For Girls, NSW, OSHC Service
  50. Williamstown Primary School OSHC Service, Funky Popsicles Watermelon & Honey, Williamstown Primary School , SA, OSHC Service

How the Competition has Inspired Children in the Kitchen

We asked the parents of our winners how The Experimental Cookbook competition has inspired their children to cook more. Here’s what they had to say:

“My daughter now shows interest in what I'm cooking in the kitchen and helps in meal making. She is making healthy alternatives too.”

“Both of my children enjoy cooking, and this competition started conversations about how we can add or change things in recipes to make them healthier.”

“My daughter has developed a love of cooking and grown in her confidence to be able to cook unassisted.”

“My child loved the idea of putting her cooking skills into action and feature in a cookbook! She put a lot of effort into coming up with a healthy recipe. We considered a few recipes options and discussed how we could replace some of the ingredients for a healthier, more nutritious option. She loved the exercise and it really helped her spark her curiously for healthier ingredients.”

"My son was happy to create a brand new healthy recipe for the competition and kept thinking of which healthy ingredients he could use, which led us to several talks about how real food helps our body to grow healthier and stronger. It's so important that at the age of 7 he understands the value of a healthy diet. For two days in a row now, he spends around 50 minutes by himself in the kitchen making his speciality: fruit salad for the whole family. He's the chef, so he takes care of every step of the process. From choosing which fruit is ripe, to washing, peeling, cutting, mixing and finally serving in individual portions with a dazzle of maple syrup. Yummy!"

A printed copy of The Experimental Cookbook will be sent to each winner and a PDF version emailed to all who entered the competition.

Keep cooking, and stay healthy!

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