Root to Tip is New Zealand's nationwide cooking competition for kids.

Ready, steady, cook!

Root to Tip has now closed for 2019

Congratulations to Holy Cross winners - Rebecca & Tsion!

Are you in Year 5 or 6? 
Love creative cooking?

Then you need to be part of this exciting new competition supported by Rabobank!

It's so easy...


Grab a partner (also in year 5 or 6)


Design a vegetable based menu of entree and main OR main and dessert


Complete your entry online by 5pm, 

Monday 1st July


Win your regional heats in early August


You and your partner will be winging your way to Wellington for the competition finals on Friday 23rd August judged by Al Brown!

Our judges

Al Brown is a proud Ambassador for Garden to Table. Al believes wholeheartedly that kids need to know where their food comes from and in the importance of knowing how to prepare good, fresh food for yourself and your family. 

Paul Cording is with Rabobank, a Garden to Table National Partner. As part of Rabobank's 'Banking For Food' initiative, they are committed to reducing food waste throughout the entire food chain.

Catherine Bell co-founded Garden to Table in 2009, having seen the results of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in Australia. Catherine has many years experience as a food professional, writer and businesswoman.

Jacob Brown is chef and co-owner of The Larder, an award winning Wellington restaurant committed to sharing the best seasonal and foraged produce.  He's no relation to Al!


It’s always been important to me that people understand and respect where their food comes from.


Al Brown, Chef

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