SOUTH-WEST cooks who think they can prepare a quality meal for less than $5 can now take up the challenge.
Anglicare Victoria will again run its anti-poverty chef competition to encourage awareness of poverty in the region and around the world.
Last year’s inaugural contest was won by Coleraine resident Coralie Coulson, who took out the open section with a meal that included baked beans, bacon, peas and pumpkin.
Each meal is judged on criteria including taste, colour/eye appeal, nutritional value (high protein, cereal grain, fruit and vegetables) and quantity/ meal satisfaction/appetite appeal.
The meal cost must be clearly demonstrated to be within $5, although seasoning such as salt and pepper is excluded from the cost. Food must also be easily available to be purchased, with no home grown ingredients permitted.
Categories include primary, secondary and open, with three winners invited to attend a “cook-off” by celebrity chefs in Ballarat on October 17.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to AP Chef Competition, C/O P.O. Box 89, Ballarat, 3350, by Monday, October 8.