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Let’s Have a Family Cooking Competition at Home!

One way to tighten the bond between families is to have a friendly competition, and if you love to watch television, one of the most prevalent competition shows is cooking! For that reason, we think that it is a good idea for you to have a family cooking competition at home to fill the time during your weekend!

What you would need

Most of the cooking competition shows would have a few rounds of the competitors cooking. However, if you are going to have a family cooking competition, you might not have enough time in your hand. For that, we have a very good idea for you: make it a full course cooking competition instead! Each and every one of you will have to cook an appetizer, main dish, and dessert.

It would not be a family cooking competition if there is no winner, would it? For the scoring system, you can make each participant close their eyes and taste a randomly sorted dish. Then, they will have to give points to each of those dishes they are tasting. The winner will be the person with the most points!

The segments and events!

Because you are going to cook an appetizer, main dish, and dessert, you might want to put a twist before everyone starts making their dishes. For that reason, we might have to see what other segments the cooking competition on TV have.

In Indonesia, one of the most famous cooking competition shows is MasterChef. On the show, there is an event called Mystery Box in which each contestant is given a box with the same ingredients. Each contestant can only use the ingredients inside the box and create a dish out of them. You can also duplicate this in your family cooking competition to see what your family member can make out of their imagination!

Another event in MasterChef that you could implement in the family cooking competition is Signature Dish. During the Signature Dish event, the contestant would have to make a dish that represents themselves. However, since it might be hard to prepare many ingredients for them to make, you can ask them beforehand about what their signature dishes would be, and prepare the ingredients before you do the competition.

In MasterChef, there is also an offsite challenge where the contestants have to do challenges outside of the MasterChef gallery. Usually, this will be done in one of the judges’ restaurants or on a campsite. If you would like to adapt this segment for your family cooking competition, you can try making an appointment with your local Healthcare Center or religious place of worship such as mosques, churches, or temples.


There are a lot of things that you have to prepare at home if you are going to make a family cooking competition at home. You will also have to work really hard to plan out what you are going to do for the competition. However, once it is all over, it will be worth it because not only will your bond as a family will be deepened, you will also be able to taste different dishes from different people in your family.


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