Now is the time to get our youth involved! ICS sanctions two youth categories: Traditional Red and Homestyle. There only needs to be 5 youth per youth category to qualify for the WCCC!
Youth cooks must be 6 to 17 years of age. Their parent or guardian must email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Youth cooks must prepare their chili with adult supervision, but not adult participation.
- Adult may help with knifework and prep, during prep ONLY.
- Adult assistance MUST STOP once the 3-hour cooking time starts. At that time adults are there to supervise only and assist with any safety concerns (i.e. moving heavy or hot items, etc.)
- Adults cannot taste the youth’s chili, this is kid’s time to shine and make their own cooking decisions. Youth cooks may have other youth [ages 17 and under] taste their chili.