Design a meal for the Olympic Athletes Village

2012_olympic_stadiumFor all you budding chefs out there, there’s the chance to get creative and have your food tasted by athletes at the London Olympics next year!

As part of British Food Fortnight, schools in the UK are invited to design the perfect dish to help athletes go for gold in 2012. And the winning recipes will be served to athletes in the Olympic Village itself!

Athletes will be photographed commenting on the dishes and their feedback will be sent to the winning schools so they can see how their menus were received!

usain-bolt_2So how to take part?

All schools have to do is to create the definitive British recipe that is perfect for Olympic athletes and at the same time showcases the best of British food.  Perhaps add some runner beans to help Usain Bolt run faster? Some Scottish salmon to help Michael Phelps glide through the pool like a fish? Or British beef, full of iron, to help Rebecca Romero muscles stay strong when pedalling to victory?

Schools are invited to use this as a theme for their British Food Fortnight activities this year and to submit their Olympic menu by Friday 4 November.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all primary, secondary and special needs schools and further education colleges in the UK.  The organisers hope to accommodate as many school suggestions for dishes as possible.

How do you enter?

Go to the Teacher Zone on where you will find details of how to enter plus lots of resources to help you.


Entries close Friday 4 November.  The winners will be announced at the beginning of 2012.

Good luck!