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Queen’s Park Cook-Off

August 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Cook -Off

Queen’s Park Community Council is facilitating our community’s first ever Cook Off and Food Festival giving young people aged 11- 18 the opportunity to put their cooking skills to the test, share foods from their cultural backgrounds with the Community and gain business skills! Lets not forget participants will be in with a change to win one of three prizes up to £150!

Participants must be available on August 3rd, 7th and 13th to engage in all aspects of the programme. A warm lunch will be provided on each of the three days.

August 3rd: Business 101 Workshop

10am – 3pm, Rebel Business School , 470 Harrow Road, Westminster, London, W9 3RU

We are working in collaboration with the Rebel Business School to facilitate this one day Business 101 workshops giving participants an understanding of the fundamentals of starting and running a business including:

  • HMRC’s trading allowance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Insurance
  • Visual merchandising

Participants will then have access to a range of digital resources they can use to develop their business knowledge and start to think about how they will present their business at the Food Festival.

August 7th: Food Hygiene and Food Festival Planning

10am – 4pm, Beethoven Center, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

During this one day workshops participants will complete their Food Safety training and put their business 101 knowledge to work developing their plans for the food festival including:

  • Identify the product/s they will produce and outlining the design concept for their products and stall
  • Produce a budget outlining the income, expenditure for their products and stall
  • Identifying how much they plan to “sell” their products, in order to provide value for money whilst making a profit

At the end of this session, participants will provide QPCC with a shopping list of items needed for their projects and stall – this will all be purchased and read for participants on the day of the festival ( or before hand if necessary)

August 13th: Festival Day 

10am – 5pm, Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

On the day of the Food Festival, participants will have access to the Kitchen and Hall at the Beethoven Centre to prepare their food in a registered kitchen and to set up their stalls.

The Food Festival will begin at 3:30pm with more than 50 residents invited to attend the festival to purchase (using special Queen’s Park money) and try the foods at each stall, paying participants according to their assessment of the quality, quantity and presentation of food and stall.

The three participants who raise the most money from sales (minus costs) win £75 -£150 in prizes!!

If you think you’d like the chance to put your cooking skills to the test and to learn more about starting and running a business, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Sign up now!!


Please complete this form to register your interest in the Queen's Park Community Cook Off and Food Festival. Young people aged 11- 15 must have parental consent to complete this form. All participants must provide the contact details of a parent, carer or guardian to take part in this project.
We can only accommodate a limited number of participants on this project, so please use this section to tell us why you should be chosen to take part in the project. Include information about why you like to cook or bake and your favorite foods to create, what food you would create for the food festival and why and whether you would like to own your own business.


August 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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020 8960 5644


St Luke’s Church
Fernhead Road
London, W9 3EH United Kingdom
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020 8960 5644