NEW HYDE PARK, NY–Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Kohl’s Cares are teaming up to present the Kohl’s Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Program Top Chef Cook Off in May in an effort to inspire families to develop nutritious, creative, and kid-friendly recipes to promote healthy eating habits.
Recipes can be entered at www.kohlshealthykidsny.com by a parent or legal guardian for chefs between the ages of 5-17. There is a maximum of two children per entry. The recipes, submitted via the website’s recipe contest tab, should include a photo of the dish and should fall into one of three categories: appetizers/side dishes; entrees; and desserts/snacks.
Recipes will be accepted until April 23, 2014. Five semifinalists from each category will be chosen and notified on April 28, 2014, and they will take part in a cook-off at Cohen Children’s on May 10, 2014, at 10 am. Top Chef Danny Gagnon will be on hand to assist with judging.
One winner will be selected from each category and those three will compete to determine who walks away with the grand prize, an iPad. The two runners up will also receive prizes.
Contestants will bring their own ingredients to the cook-off and Cohen Children’s Medical Center will provide whatever cooking apparatus is needed to cook the dish. Preparation and cooking time should not exceed 90 minutes.
About Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, opened in 1983. Designed for children only, this 154-bed hospital is a regional, tertiary care facility that includes Long Island’s only pediatric trauma unit. The hospital is recognized by US News & World Report magazine as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.