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.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win a door prize and FREE activities include balloon creations by Choo Choo the Clown (Jose Vargas), face painting by Alyssa Demers, and a photo booth. There will be raffle baskets: 1 fo $2, 3 for $5, or 10 for $10.
Be prepared to have a great time!

Join us!

Highlands School
6015 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB
April 13, 2024
11am to 2pm
Come early to avoid disappointment - cookies run out fast!

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. Their cookie creations are sold for $2 a-taste. Judging criteria include: taste & flavour, presentation, texture & consistency, and most creative & unique. Learn about the chefs and what they're baking in our 2024 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!

Larry Romaniuk, professional auctioneer and long time cook-off supporter, ran the live bidding on collaborative art projects created by Highlands students and staff. Every Highlands student participated in the creation of the collaborative art pieces and the art auction grand total raised $6,035! Browse the art and their auctioned value in our 2024 Art Gallery

The online auction featured donations generously gifted by our community and supporters and the final total raised was $10,729!! Visit our 2024 Donors page to view all the contributors.

Our donors and bidders are truly AMAZING!
The Online Silent Auction
April 3-14, 2024 is now closed
Pick up online auction winnings:
April 16, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm or April 24, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Thank You For Your Support!

We raised a grand total of $24,500!

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!
Celebrate Art

Celebrate Art

Discover the amazing talents and exceptional art by Highlands students and staff. Browse the 2024 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 2024 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.