Could you be 2018’s Top Tooting Cook?  

Enter the Competition Today!

Even more exciting than Bake Off: show us your vegetarian culinary skills using produce grown and sourced locally and you could win a prize at the Foodival on Saturday September 15th…
and the coveted overall title of “Top Tooting Cook”!

Cook something tasty and vegetarian to enter into the grand cooking fiesta at the 2018 Tooting Foodival!

The competition is open to anyone living, producing, growing or cooking in Tooting and the surrounding area. We supply (or you can use your own) locally-grown fruit and veg for you to cook up at home and then serve to our panel of hungry judges on Saturday Sept 15th.

There are four competition dish categories this year, and the winner in each will win a prize:

  1. A dish made with Apples or Pears
  2. A Savoury dish
  3. Pudding / Dessert / Cake 
  4. Pickles / Jam / Preserve / Jelly / Chutney

All entries will be judged on look, taste and how locally-grown the ingredients are. You can use ‘pantry’ items such as flour, sugar, spices but the more you use that’s locally-grown, the higher your mark will be. We have had dishes that are 100% local ingredients…!

There will also be an overall Top Tooting Cook prize, which could be a dish from any category. Last year’s overall TTC winner was a squash compote…what will happen in 2018?

This is Imira, 2017’s Top Tooting Cook and her prizewinning dish.


When and Where:

  • Collect free locally-grown fruit and veg at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7EY on Friday 14th Sept from 6:00 – 8:00 pm or on Saturday 15th Sept from 10:00 – 11:00 am

  • Deliver your delicious vegetarian dish between 1:30 and 2:30 pm to the same venue on Saturday 15th. Please hand in a full recipe sheet for judging and for inclusion in our local recipe bank.

How to Enter:

Belinda is the firm and fair TTC organiser. Contact her by emailing to enter or ask any questions.

The TTC judging and audience tasting is always a great scene. Please enter for the fun or the challenge – and to just have a go.
We look forward to seeing you and your dish on the 15th!.

TTC entries in 2017