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About the competition

With a view to popularise tantalizing Bangladeshi cuisines worldwide and to hunt culinary talents from all over the country, premier travel & tourism publication - The Bangladesh Monitor instituted the first ever cooking competition in the country titled as “Shera Rondhonshilpi Protijogita” in the year 2005. Since then, we organised the competition as a regular annual event, until the year 2013. From 2014, the competition is being organised as a reality show in the most popular TV Channel of the Country ATN Bangla in their super peak hours.

Following successful holding of the cooking show for last 15 years, we have observed with great satisfaction that culinary competitions, have become popular segments of entertainment programs in almost all TV channels. Viewership of these programs is increasing day by day. People of all ages including our children are taking keen interests in taking part in such competitions.

Cooking competition for the children is a very popular culinary event for the TV channels in others countries of the world. But unfortunately, until now there is no such competition for the children in our country, although there is a great demand from our younger generation.

Keeping that in mind, The Bangladesh Monitor and popular TV channel ATN Bangla has taken the initiave to present the first ever TV Reality Show on culinary talent hunt competition for the children of Bangladesh under the style Bangladesh Junior Chef Olympiad-2018.

Schedule of the Program

  • Name of the Competition : Bangladesh Junior Chef Olympiad-2018
  • Start of primary round of competition : 1st March, 2018
  • Last date of registration : 1st April, 2018
  • Announcement of Final Contestants : 5th April, 2018
  • Grooming Session : 20th April, 2018
  • Recording of cooking competition : 21st April, 2018
  • Duration of the program : 45 minutes
  • Time of transmission : Peak time

It may be mentioned here that the above dates are tentative and there might be slight changes.

Eligibility to take part

  • Boys and girls under the age of 16 years, studying at Secondary School / ‘O’ Level, can take part in the competition.
  • The Competition will be held on the basis of schools, the participants come from.
  • Students interested to take part in the competition, should submit their entries, attested by Principal / Head Master of the school.
  • Maximum 4 (Four) students from one school can take part in the competition.
  • All participants should have prior knowledge of cooking independently in the Kitchen.
  • A total of 24 students will be selected for final round of the competition, to be held in Dhaka.

How to participate

  • Willing participants should sent recipes of two of their most favourite dishes, which he/she will be able to cook. Each recipe should be clearly hand written or computer composed on a white A4 size paper.
  • Personal details of the participants: i) Full Name, ii) Father’s / Mother’s Name iii) Name of the school iv) Age v) Class of study vi) Full address with contact No. vii) One copy photograph, attested by the Head Master/Principal of the relevant school.
  • SDate for sending entries and other subsequent programs will be communicated separately, once finalized.


Champion - Tk. 100,000 + 2 Air tickets, Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka
Runners-up - Tk. 50,000 + 2 Air tickets, Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar-Dhaka
All Finalists will receive certificate of appreciation.


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