What is it? 

Rice dishTilda, working together with Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland, is delighted to launch the Tilda Lockdown Street Food Challenge 2021. 

Designed to develop employability skills and an understanding of careers in food and drink that supports healthy eating and social responsibility, the Tilda Together Street Food Challenge is open to all S1 – 3 and S4 – S6 pupils across Scotland.  Two sets of prizes will be awarded one in the S1 – S3 category and one in the S4 -S6 category.

We had hoped that the challenge could be delivered in schools but given the new lockdown restrictions we have decided to amend the criteria to enable teachers to use this challenge to support delivering the curriculum via online learning and with parental / family support.

We are challenging pupils to design a new rice based street food dish that they would like to eat, during lockdown or anytime. 

Pupils should:

  • Take inspiration from today’s food trends influencing the dishes we eat. Think street food, small plates and plant-based cuisine. Pupils may wish to make links with their catering staff, local food producers and farms as part of this process (if that is possible under current restrictions).
  • Conduct their own research to investigate what street food young people like to eat.
  • Use their imagination and creativity to come up with a new street food dish that would really appeal to their target market using any one Tilda’s ambient dry rice as the base ingredient.
  • Cost their product and design a marketing campaign to promote their product. We would also ask that as part of this process, pupils investigate where rice comes from, how it is processed, its economic importance to local economies and its health benefits.
  • Suggest fundraising ideas to raise additional funds for Mary’s Meals.

The Prizes

£30 Amazon vouchers for the winners and £20 Amazon vouchers for the runners up, plus other Tilda goodies.

10 Meals will be donated to Marys Meals for every entry received.

What do you have to do?

Entries to be submitted on the application form these to skills@fdfscotland.org.uk by 30 April 2021.

Please note we request that applications are submitted in the Word document as supplied as we cannot guarantee that we can access other forms of entries

Shortlisted entries will be informed by 14 May 2021.

Judging will take place on an allocated day during week commencing 7 June 2021, dependent upon Scottish Government restrictions. If judges cannot visit in person arrangements will be made to hold a virtual judging process.

Download full details and application form