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Stuff for Teens Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024 2:21 PM

Teen Chopped Challenge

June 12 - August 16, 2024

Create your own unique recipe for FCPL's Teen Chopped Challenge! Use our three mystery ingredients to make something fun and delicious. A limited quantity of ingredient kits will be available at select library branches. These are first come, first served. Register at our Teen Chopped event page to receive updates and reminders.

This competition is for ages 12-18. 

Kits will be available at:

To enter the contest:

  1. Pick up a limited supply of mystery ingredient kit from one of 6 participating library branches beginning June 12. 

  2. Create an original recipe using all of the mystery ingredients.

  3. Take a photo of your completed dish.

  4. Complete the online submissions form (available on June 16) or return your completed recipe card to your local library branch by August 18.

  5. If you are bringing your completed recipe card to your local library branch, send the photo of your dish to LibTeenServices@fairfaxcounty.gov. No links to Google files, please. JPEG, PNG, or PDF attachments only.

Winners will receive:

  • First Place: a Teen Chopped logo apron and a $40 Whole Foods gift card
  • Second Place: $25 Whole Foods gift card
  • Third Place: $15 Whole Foods gift card 

Teen Chopped Presents: A Cooking Basics Workshop

With Professional Chef Beck Waldman of Becky's Pixie Kitchen

Through this class, we focus on empowering motivated teens to take charge of what they eat on a daily and weekly basis. We provide instruction that will support teens in the kitchen, helping to build cooking skills to promote their independence and confidence that goes beyond just using a microwave. They get to prepare one delicious meal with their own hands.

  • Dolley Madison Library: Saturday, June 22, 12-2:30 p.m. Register.
  • Martha Washington Library: Saturday, June 29, 12-2:30 p.m. Register.
  • Kings Park Library: Saturday, July 13, 12-2:30 p.m. Register.
  • Chantilly Regional Library: Saturday, July 20, 12-2:30 p.m. Register

Submission Form

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