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Monday July 6th, 2015

Posted at 12:00pm

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The Leamington SUNSET Tomato Festival is getting Sliced.

Food Network star Roger Mooking is hosting the first annual Sliced Leamington, an all-new cooking competition open to Windsor-Essex County students from grades 6 to 12.

“We’re so excited to introduce Sliced Leamington to the Tomato Festival,” said Justine Allard, PR Coordinator for SUNSET. “It’s a fresh, new way to get kids cooking with produce and encouraging creativity in the kitchen.”

Eligible students can enter by submitting a 1-2 minute video of themselves whipping up their most creative tomato dish. Finalists are then selected to compete in a live cook-off at the Leamington SUNSET Tomato Festival on August 15th, where culinary skills will be put to the test, as contestants will be using a mystery box of ingredients to wow the judges.

After learning about the contest, Food Network star Roger Mooking was eager to get on board as judge and host of the event. “As a father of 4 young kids, I am always trying to introduce them to new flavours and encourage their interest in learning their way around the kitchen,” shared Roger Mooking, host of Food Network Canada’s Man Fire Food and judge on Chopped Canada. “Cooking is one of the most important life skills and I’m so proud to be a part of Sliced Leamington.

The four finalists from grades 6 to 8 will be competing for a $500 cash prize, while the students from grades 9 to 12 will be competing for a $2,000 scholarship.

Visit leamingtontomatofestival.com to enter your video for a chance to win.

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