KCS is one of the wide range of organisations who are supporting and judging the event with the aim to entice more youngsters into the kitchen and gain confidence in their abilities.
The judges will gather this Thursday morning to read through all the entries and decide which young chefs have earned a place in the final.
Finalists will compete at a thrilling MasterChef-style event where they will prepare their menus for the judges using the professional catering facilities at East Kent College.
The overall Young Cooks champion will receive the top prize of £200. Fifty pounds will go to the winning Primary School pupil and £150 will be awarded to the top Secondary School pupil. The Family category winner will take home £100.