5 Veg Challenge cooking competition (postponed)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Trinity Market, Hull


Panel of three judges (2019):  Sue (greengrocer), Roxy (baker), David (top local chef).

NEW for 2020: Separate categories for savoury and sweet dishes


2020 promo & entry form below

Look out for re-scheduled date, the event will not run on 25th March

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2020 Press release

Following government guidance we have decided to postpone this event until later in 2020


Trinity Market, Hull: Wednesday 25 March

Are you an aspiring Masterchef? Do you never suffer from kitchen nightmares? Can you rustle up a banquet quicker than you can say ready, steady, cook?.. then the five veg challenge is for you.

This cooking competition is open to anyone in the city, professional or amateur of any age and will take place in Trinity Market during half term week on Wednesday 25 March. The key element is that every dish must contain five different vegetables – alongside the other ingredients. For example, it could be a delicious veg curry or perhaps several smaller items such as veg rolls, presented together on one plate.

Veg Cities Hull co-ordinator John Pickles said: “Anyone who fancies themselves as a champion cook is invited to rustle up a dish and bring it along to compete for the trophy. This is a great opportunity for amateurs to show off their cooking skills or professionals to display their talents. We also want to show the wider public what wonderful dishes can be created using vegetables.” 

This year there are separate categories for sweet and a savoury. Entrants will be aiming to take the crown of Rebekah Stabler who won in 2019 with her 5-a-day cakes.

Finished dishes should be dropped off at the mezzanine floor at Trinity between 7:30am and 2:30pm (look out for signage). Entries can even be collected from your home or business by prior arrangement. Dishes will be marked on presentation, taste and creativity.   A winner will be announced by the panel of three judges (Roxanna from Flour & Feast, Chris Harrison or one of his team from ‘Shoot The Bull’ and Sue from Chak & Sue Greengrocers) at around 3:30 pm.

The event is organised by the Hull Food Partnership as part of their Veg Cities Hull campaign, a 12-month programme which aims to increase the growing, cooking and eating of vegetables in Hull through promotions, competitions and community events.

The 2 winners will take home a 5 VEG challenge trophy. Pre-register your interest with Hull Food Partnership, to guarantee your place.


DOWNLOAD 2019 Press release PDF