The Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is the inspiration for Gardenlicious, a healthy kids cook-off contest. Highlighting the Incredible Edible Garden gallery in the Children’s Garden, kid chefs can select at least one ingredient that grows there to create their culinary creation (snack, dessert, entrée, etc.) that will be judged by local food celebrities Kent Rathbun of Abacus, Scott Gottlich of Bijoux and Lynae Fearing of Shinsei. Then tables will turn when the kids become the jury as they test and critique the offerings of the three celebrity judges.
Gardenlicious is free to enter for children in grades 1 through 8. The deadline for recipe submissions is June 8. Submissions can be made online or by mail to Angela Rollins, Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.