Cook-off cover imageWhat is the Culinary Arts Cook-Off?

It's a friendly competition of professional chefs and amateur "chefs" from local kitchens and businesses doing what they do best – create amazing food! Competitors are given a theme
the Cookie-off Edition
and the challenge is to create a culinary creation that outshines all others. Cookie creations are sold for a twoonie-a-taste — while quantities last!
4 Award Categories: Kids' Choice, Judges' Choice, People's Choice, & Most Unique.

Join us!

Highlands School
6015 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB
April 13, 2024
11am to 2pm

The Culinary Artists

We welcome professional chefs and home bakers who want to share their passion, food, and time to support an amazing cause. Check out the competitors and sign up now to test your culinary skills against some of Edmonton's best! The downloadable registration form is available on our Competitors & Chefs page.

The Culinary Creations

Daring chefs compete to prove their cookie-making skills and their cookie creations are sold for a loonie-a-taste. Judging criteria include: taste & flavour, presentation, texture & consistency, and most creative & unique. See what the chefs were baking last year by visiting our 2023 Chefs Gallery.

The Judges

Guest judges paired with student judges will award Judges' Choice, Kids' Choice, and Most Unique. The general public will cast votes for the People's Choice award. Check out who's participating by viewing our Competitors & Chefs page.

There's a Live & Online Auction!

The auctions feature collaborative art projects created by Highlands students and staff, and donations generously gifted by our community and supporters. Last year the art projects raised $6,200 and online auction donations raised $8,406! Our donors and bidders are truly AMAZING!
Visit our Donors & Donations page to learn how to contribute.
Online Silent Auction - April 3-14, 2024 *closes at 8pm
Live Auction - April 13, 2024

Thank You For Your Support!

This event is our main fundraiser and all proceeds fund activities and events integral to our Arts Core Programming. Without the incredible support of people like you, our community, and the generosity of local businesses, our event wouldn’t be one of the most successful school fundraisers in the city. We are humbled and ever grateful for your enormous show of support.

Many, many thanks & appreciation from the bottom of our hearts!

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Highlands Admin collaborative raven artwork

Celebrate Art

Discover the amazing talents and exceptional art by Highlands students and staff. Check out the 2023 Art Gallery.

Support Local Businesses

Support Local Businesses

Bringing exposure to the culinary talents of Edmonton while showcasing the generosity of local businesses. View our donors list on the 2023 Donors page.

Build Community

Build Community

Our event brings together families, food, friends and fun with the goal of strengthening our community. Browse event day photos on the Art & Food Gallery page.