Boiled Custard

Ellen Sutherland Freeman, Lexington, KY

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​Cook to Share Contestants​ 

Mark's Maine Clam Chowder

Mark Curry, South Freeport, ME

Rum Cake

Anne Herndon, Kiawah, South Carolina

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Marvelous Mains

Lemon Ice Cream

Sheryl Sutherland, Southport, NC

 For people who love to cook, it is as much about the journey as the finished product. I think we all agree that loving to cook is about sharing. Imagine putting your love of cooking and sharing together!

Do you have a winning recipe? Do your friends and family tell you, "you are the best cook I know!" Well, do we have a contest like no other for YOU... COOK TO SHARE! This contest combines cooking, love, and skills with a platform to help others in Guatemala and win..

Delightful Desserts

Kentucky Burgoo

James Freeman, Lexington, Kentucky

Amazing Appetizers

Momma's Carrot Cake

Jenifer Jarriel, Houston, Texas

Jayne Rivera, Bellaire, Texas

​​​Contest Summary:

Contest Period 

June 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m. EST – July 31, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST
Who Can Participate

Anyone 8 years and older, can be individual, parent/child or friend teams

How Many People Can Work Together

1-5 Individuals, Couple, Family & Friends. A maximum of 5 people total.
Food Categories

  • Amazing Appetizers
  • Marvelous Mains
  • Delightful Desserts.

Entry Fee

There is no fee to enter the contest, but feel free to donate and vote for yourself!

Every dollar donated to vote for your recipe counts as 1 point; the top five cooks(teams) with the most points in each category will proceed to the final judging stage.

Shared Beat selected judges will prepare the top five dishes from each category and collaborate on determining the winners. Recipes will be judged on creativity, taste and the presentation as seen on your page.

1st Place winners from each category will be notified by September 1, 2020

  • $500 Amazon gift card
  • Event apron
  • Social media recognition on Shared Beat website, Facebook and Instagram for each of the 1st place winners.

Here Is how you can enter your winning recipe:

1. Click the link below to go to the contest platform click here:

2. Pick the Cooking Category (Team on the page) you want to participate in:

  • Amazing Appetizers                                                                                                                                                      
  • Marvelous Mains                                                                                                                                                               
  • Delightful Desserts

3. You will be directed to fill out the entry form and create your individual/partner/team donation/fundraising page. One page per entry.

4. Each cook’s page should include:

  • A picture of your finished dish
  • The recipe
  • You can also post a 1 minute or less video about your dish and why you should win!

5. Next, share your donation/voting page link (emailed to you) with all your family, friends, colleagues, etc. and ask them to vote for you by donation; what a special way to connect your community with a good cause!

It’s that simple! Let's Get Cooking!

If you need help or have questions please don't hesitate to give us a call or an email. You can also fill out the message form below.

Shared Beat

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By entering, you are indicating your recipe is original and that the recipe, message  and video content can be used by Shared Beat and Reason2Race to promote the contest without compensation to you. Shared Beat board members and their families may enter the contest but are not eligible for prizes.

COOK TO SHARE is sponsored by Shared Beat, a Non-Profit supporting educational projects in Guatemala by providing preventive healthcare programs in schools, as well as college scholarships to students interested in healthcare careers. To learn more about the amazing volunteers and their work in Guatemala, go to