Cooking Challenge

Virtual Cooking Challenge

REIxTheTokyoEDITION Virtual Cooking Challenge

REI is cooking up a delicious quest for you!

You will have five ingredients to serve your best dish. Are you up for the challenge?


Throughout the past year we have had to reinvent the way we work, go to school, socialize, and do many other things.

In this challenge, REI calls upon you to think outside the box and REInvent one more activity – the way you cook! Participants must prepare a dish that will not be judged on taste, but on imaginativeness and resourcefulness. How creative can you get to win over the judges when they can’t actually try your dish?

All proceeds support projects for refugees, by refugees.
Let’s test our creativity and expand our limits while making a difference.
Kindness is a dish best served warm!

The challenge

  • You will be given a box of five ingredients
  • Visualize your best dish from the given ingredients and bring it to life! You are only allowed to use salt, pepper, oil, and one canned item from your cupboard as optional additional ingredients.

Test your creativity – there will be awards for Presentation, 0 Waste, and Best Overall.

How to participate

  1. Fill in your information and make a contribution of ¥5,000 (¥1,000 covers cost, ¥4,000 will be donated to REI) by Friday, February 26.
  2. We will send you a box with the ingredients required to cook your dish.
  3. Submit a picture of your cooked dish, the recipe, and a short description of your cooking inspiration. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 9.
  4. Sit back, relax, and stream the live show on Thursday, March 11 at 16:00 hosted by the Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon. The hotel’s fantastic chefs will show off their skills and announce the winners!

For additional fun

  • Compete for the most likes!

Post a picture of your completed dish on social media and use the hashtag #REIcookingchallenge
Thank you to our sponsors:

Location: Online streamed from The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021
16.00 to 18.00

Minimum donation: ¥5,000
(If you require a tax receipt, please go to the donate page and make two transfers: ¥1,000 and ¥4,000. In the notes, please write Cooking Challenge)

Registration is restricted to 40 participants

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