Real Men Cook

Student Art Competition

Arts Outreach is compiling a Real Men Cook cookbook. We want to fill it with art from local students to showcase their talents. Read the info below to see how you can enter the competition! 

Who: Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit art.

What: We are asking for submissions that depict dishes including:

  • Fish entrees
  • Meat entrees
  • Poultry entrees
  • Vegetarian entrees
  • Desserts
  • Appetizers
  • Soups/Chilis 
  • Breads

The dishes can be stand alone, or you can draw them to include a chef cooking the dish. This is your chance to be creative!


  • Students are encouraged to submit as many pieces as they would like.
  • Entries should not include any white space and should be at least 4×6 Inches in size.
  • Entries can be scanned or photographed and emailed to Please keep the original hard copy for use In the cookbook.
  • Winners will receive a free e-book version of the cookbook.
Submissions are due August 21st. Please email all submissions to 

Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook, Arts Outreach’s much anticipated annual fundraiser, combines over 50 amateur male chefs, up to 35 premier local vintners and brewers, live music and fantastic auction items to create the Santa Ynez Valley’s Party of the Year!

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