Relish Rhody Recipe Contest
Get your chef hats on and your farmers market bags ready! Governor Raimondo just announced an exciting opportunity for Rhode Island students in grades 5-8: the Relish Rhody Recipe contest! We are kicking this off in celebration of our amazing farmers, fishers, & food producers just as the summertime farmers markets are set to launch.
Students throughout Rhode Island are encouraged to submit recipes for their favorite summer meal or dessert that uses locally-grown, raised, or produced foods!
To register, students can fill out the below application form by May 18, 2018. We will choose three finalists for each type or recipe (dessert or meal) and announce them on June 1. The finalists will be celebrated at an event on June 6th with Governor Raimondo, and winning dishes will be chosen by an awesome panel of judges - including a farmer, a fisherman, a chef, and members of the Governor's Cabinet! More details on the celebratory event to be announced in May.
Click here to register for the contest! We look forward to seeing all of the tasty creations. Good luck and have fun!
To see the Governor's full announcement, please see below:
Governor, First Gentleman Announce Rhode Island Relish Rhody Recipe Contest
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - To encourage kids to choose healthy eating options and highlight Rhode Island's booming food scene and work to eliminate hunger, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit today announced the Relish Rhody Recipe Contest. The contest asks kids in grades 5- 8 to create and submit healthy and affordable food recipes, with an emphasis on locally grown food.
"Rhode Island's vibrant food scene is central to our identity and economy," said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. "As a mom, it's important to me that my kids, and kids all across Rhode Island, recognize the value of eating healthy from a young age. As Governor, I'm focused on reducing hunger and growing our local food economy. By encouraging kids to craft healthy, affordable, recipes that highlight our locally grown food, we're creating Rhode Island's next generation of food leaders."
"Food insecurity affects about one in four families with kids in Rhode Island," said First Gentleman Andy Moffit. "This contest is a great way to promote our state's thriving food sector while raising awareness about hunger issues. Healthy kids lead to healthy communities and a stronger economy."
The Relish Rhody Recipe Contest asks students to create recipes (entrée or dessert - or both) that utilize at least one Rhode Island farm or fishery product. Finalists will be announced at the end of May, and then a panel of esteemed judges will pick a winning recipe in each category at a celebratory event on June 6th. The top recipes will be published in a recipe booklet to be made available for download on the Governor's website and Relish Rhody.
Participants can apply by filling out the attached google form. Or, they can send recipes to:
Sue AnderBois, Rhode Island Director of Food Strategy
235 Promenade Street, Suite 425
Providence, RI 02908
The list of judges and details about the celebratory event will be released in the coming weeks. Follow the challenge and join in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #RelishRhodyRecipe.
RI Director of Food Strategy