The Great Lincolnshire Schools Tate Off Competition

Join in the Great Lincolnshire Schools Tate Off. Use your imagination and creativity to develop and create an exciting potato-based recipe. 

As proud supporters of the LAS education programme Branston is sponsoring The Great Lincolnshire Schools Tate Off – a competition for students to develop and create an exciting potato-based recipe. Using local, seasonal ingredients and providing step by step instructions the recipe should inspire young cooks across the county. It will  need to feature our favourite vegetable - tates - but you can include any other ingredients too. 

You can enter as a class or team. Schools can submit as many entries as they like, but each entry should be unique and original.

The winning recipes will feature in a special recipe e-book, which will be available as a free download from our Seasonal Spuds website and the Lincolnshire Showground website. 

Who Can Enter

  • KS1 (Year 1 & 2)
  • KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • KS3 (Year, 7, 8, 9)
  • KS4 & 5 (Year 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • SEN school

Submit your entry for a chance to be featured in the Lincolnshire Showground and Seasonal Spuds joint e-book!

Submit your Entry

Alternatively, submit your entry via email, along with any attachments and a completed entry form to: education@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk

The Judges

Judging will be split in to three stages:

Longlisting stage - Entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from Branston and the LAS education team, who will make the selection for upload to the Seasonal Spuds website.

Shortlisting stage - the public will vote to shortlist their favourite recipes

Final stage - entries will be judged by the Lincolnshire chefs


The chefs will judge the recipes by the following: 

  • Creativity
  • Design and presentation
  • Health and nutritional benefits 
  • Use of locally sourced ingredients

The Prizes

The winning recipes will feature in a special recipe e-book, which will be available as a free download from our Seasonal Spuds  website and the Lincolnshire Showground website. 

The winner from each category will get the chance to take part in a virtual cooking session with a local chef as well as being awarded  special prizes for each member of the team.