Enter Top Tooting Cook 2016

Could you be Tooting's Top Tooting Cook? Enter the Competition Today!

If you love cooking and you love a challenge, join in the Top Tooting Cook Competition.  Show off your culinary skills using produce grown and sourced locally and you could win a prize... and the coveted title "Top Tooting Cook"!

Competitors can select their ingredients, for free, from fruit and vegetables donated by local growers, (or use your own Wandsworth grown). Cook something tasty to enter into Sunday's grand cooking fiesta at the 2016 Foodival!

Last year's winner: Sophie Rushton Smith, who cooked "It's a Bad year for Carrots! & Rhubarb Streunal"


  • The coveted title "Top Tooting Cook" with publicity announcing your title and sharing your recipe
  • Mezza lunch wrap vouchers
  • Dimples beauty vouchers
  • Karima beauty vouchers
  • More great prizes to be announced soon!

How to Enter

Get in touch with Belinda today to let her know you're interested in entering, or enter on the day at Mushkil Aasaan (220 Upper Tooting Road) on Saturday, 10th September.
  • Collect the produce or use your own
  • Provide a cooked vegetarian dish (minimum 4 servings) for the judges on Sunday
  • Bring along the recipe, so we can share it locally. 

  • 25% marks are awarded for taste, 25% look, 25% for how it meets the category selected and 25% for how local it is. 
  • Anyone can enter: individuals, or representatives from schools, groups, restaurants, cafes, caterers.
  • There will be two judging categories: non- professionals and professionals.

Dish Categories

  1. Under 16s
  2. Apples and Pears
  3. Healthy Eating
  4. A savoury dish
  5. A pudding / dessert dish
  6. Use You Loaf! What can you do with bread?


Fruit & Veg  Collection: 4.00- 5.00pm Saturday 10th September at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road (next to Nando’s)

Dish Delivery: 4.00- 5.00pm Sunday 11th September at Mushkil Aasaan

Judging: 6.00pm Sunday 11th September at Mushkil Aasan.  Judges will be Tooting town centre manager Brian Alberquerque, Councillor Maddon, local chef Volker Nissen from Balham's Volker & Quinn and former Foodival Director Malsara Thorne.

Risotto topped with cavolo nero picked at Tooting Community Garden

Got a great recipe you want to share?

Post the recipe to our Facebook page with a picture if you have one. We hope to produce a recipe book. Maybe you'd like your recipe to be shared with local people. Let us know on Facebook!

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