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It's a Big Day for PEAS!

Today is a momentous day for the Young Pea Chef of the Year competition – we have officially revealed our 10 fantastic finalists!

Vote For Young Pea Chef Of The Year 2016We're delighted to report that in its inaugural year the competition received around 150 recipes from children of all ages and genders across the country - ranging from from Aberdeen to Wiltshire, Skegness to Cheshire.

Our judging panel, including Yes Peas! campaign ambassador Rachel Green, Waitrose Frozen Foods Buying Manager, Michael Simpson-Jones, and representatives from Birds Eye and Pinguin Foods, had quite a challenge shortlisting just ten recipes which you can see here:

From today (this is where we need you!), we will be launching a voting stage by which members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite recipe - the finalist with the most votes will be crowned Young Pea Chef of the Year 2016 and win £500 worth of cooking equipment from competition sponsor, Waitrose.

Between now and the closing date on 16th May 2016, we would appreciate your help in spreading the word and sharing the competition information with all of your contacts, groups and networks. Voting takes place via our Yes Peas! Facebook page here:

We have supplied our finalists with a check list to inspire them to spread the word (see below) and will be working closely with them and their schools to support them through the next stage.

Today, we are sending out a national press release (see below), as well as ten regional press releases, to secure press coverage for the finalists and their recipes and will be focusing on securing recipe features over the next month.

Your help raising awareness of the competition and sharing it via social media will be invaluable - our Twitter is @YesPeasand Facebook is

Helen Simpson
Free-Range Communications


Congratulations Finalist - The Next Steps.pdf

National - Reveal Finalists - Final.pdf