Vote for Brae! Uncle Ben’s Cooking Program Contest

Braeden, age 9, is our aspiring chef. He has been wanting to cook in the kitchen even more so since he was the 2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This is the first time he has wanted to enter a contest which actually required that we video him cooking. The contest is through the Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Program!

So I pulled out my trusty tripod and got to work. It took 2 hours of recording, stopping, recording, stopping, editing through the “ums” and the sounds of Amelia chatting or Finnegan sniffling, but eventually I was able to create a video which shows Brae cooking in the kitchen. The video had to be under 3 minutes and I think ours came in at 2:59 but that took A LOT of editing.

So click on this image to go watch Brae’s video and vote for him to win.


The winner’s receive $15K to use for Brae’s Brown Bags, their school receives $30K for a school cafeteria makeover and the winner gets to go to New York City to be on the Rachel Ray Show. I’m not going to lie when I told Braeden that part I’m pretty sure his eyes nearly popped out of his head. His response, “Serious? Are you being serious, Mom?” Yes. Yes, I am. What an amazing opportunity.

So this is my shameless plug for my son. If you are reading this post, please check out his video and vote for him. Each person can vote once per day. Public Voting Period is from 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 9, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2013.

Thank you for your support!