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1st Annual ~ Kids Cooking Healthy Contest

Hosted by the House of Leaf & Bean

Enter your “Healthy Recipe & Story”
In the House of Leaf & Bean
2021 Kids Cooking Healthy Contest

Jacksonville FL. (April 2021) Wen Raiti, owner of House of Leaf & Bean on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville is hosting their 1st Annual “Kids Cooking Healthy Contest” for children 7 years – 12 years of age with culinary prizes that they can shared with their family. The House of Leaf & Bean is a healthy fusion blending Asian and Western culinary traditions offering organic, vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Wen knows that kids love to be in the kitchen ~ and eating healthy is easier today with the cooking and shopping options available in supermarkets ~ and at the House of Leaf & Bean too!

When children are in the kitchen, they surprisingly learn to express their individuality and curiosity about food ~ plus they learn a little more about math, science, reading and love! Cooking something healthy for the family grows independence while possibly inspiring youngsters to eat healthier every day.

Kids in the Kitchen 1 Kids in the Kitchen 2 Kids in the Kitchen 3

“Kids Cooking Healthy” OFFICIAL RULES:

The categories of healthy food entries that kids can submit include the following items. If you choose to use some of Leaf & Bean’s tofu crust or chef-made tofu, that is recommended along with your local supermarket products:

  • Vegan Cookies
  • Sliders
  • Flatbreads

Email RECIPE and STORY about “Why I Like to Cook Healthy for My Family” to: leigh@leighcortpublicity.com ~ Leigh Cort (Publicist for House of Leaf and Bean)

Recipe Must Include:

  • Child’s Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email (parent or guardian contact please)
  • Include Recipe Name & Brief Story about the healthy recipe including “WHY I Like to Cook Healthy for My Family”

Who Can Enter:

Entrants must be 7-12 years old.

House of Leaf & Bean owner Wen Raiti will select the Finalists by judging on:

  • Originality and Use of Ingredients
  • Deliciousness
  • Presentation
  • Entry dish Name and Story about “Why I Like to Cook Healthy for My Family”

FINALISTS attend ~ In Person Contest:

  1. The Top 12 Finalists will be invited to attend the OFFICIAL contest Judging on Monday, August 2, 2021 at House of Leaf & Bean, Jacksonville Beach
  2. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. A minimum of (6) tastings must be on a presentation serving plate for the judges
  4. Each child must bring the Completed Item’s Name, Recipe and the Child’s Name on a piece of paper to accompany the dessert

Rules for Finalists:

There are no substitutions or transfer of prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. By acceptance of prizes, winners’ consent to use of their names and/or photographs for publicity purposes without further compensation. Finalists will be notified by July 27, 2021..

**Following the contest, names of winners will be posted on the website www.houseofleafnbean.com


  • Chef Mimi Lan ~ The Taste Curator
  • Stephanie Crosier ~ Clinic Dietitian, Crosier Health & Wellness ~ (pediatric nutrition & plant-based eating)!
  • Chef Vernetta Stewart ~ ACook4You
  • Heather Borders ~ Registered Dietitian, Kailo Nutrition

The Grand Prize Winner will receive …

  • 1-night Family Vacation for Four ~ at the St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine (Sunday thru Thursday based on availability)
  • Alhambra Theatre & Dining ~ 2 tickets to “The Sound of Music” playing August 12 – September 19, 2021
  • Tea Ceremony for (4) children at House of Leaf & Bean
  • Gyo Greens Cookbook + Gyo Bag + Small Edible Plant
  • $20 gift certificate to the St. Augustine Seafood Company (at the Colonial Quarter St. Augustine)

The 1st Runner Up will receive…

  • $50 gift certificate to attend a kids’ cooking class at JAX Cooking Studio
  • Gyo Greens Cookbook + Gyo Bag + Small Edible Plant
  • $30 dining gift certificate to Taberna Del Caballo ~ (at the Colonial Quarter St. Augustine)
  • Tea and Tea set Gift Basket ~ House of Leaf & Beank

The 2nd Runner Up will receive…

  • $30 dining gift certificate to Bull & Crown Publick House ~ (at the Colonial Quarter St. Augustine)
  • Gyo Greens Cookbook + Gyo Bag + Small Edible Plant
  • NuttyScoopz ~ a 4-pack ‘Snack Pak’ of award-winning Organic Peanut Butter Dip

EVERY ‘Finalist’ will receive…

  • Tropical Smoothie gift card value $5 In Ponte Vedra Beach & Fruit Cove
  • 4 tickets to the Pirate Museum ~ St. Augustine
  • 4 tickets to the Colonial Quarter Experience ~ St. Augustine
The St. Francis Inn

Grand Prize ~ The St. Francis Inn ~ St. Augustine, Florida


Ideas for recipes might be found in:



Leigh Cort ~ Publicist for House of Leaf & Bean
Founder & President of the Womens Food Alliance
904-806-3613 ~ leigh@leighcortpublicity.com www.WomensFoodAlliance.com

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