ChopChop Wins Prestigious 2014 IACP Cookbook Award

ChopChop: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family Receives Children, Youth & Family Cookbook Award from The International Association of Culinary Professionals

Watertown, MA – March 19, 2014 — ChopChop: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family, has been awarded the 2014 IACP Award for outstanding cookbook in the Children, Youth & Family category by the International Association of Culinary Professions (IACP).

Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards, IACP’s Cookbook Awards have been presented for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the public’s awareness of culinary literature. The IACP Awards were presented at their annual awards ceremony in Chicago on Saturday, March 15.

ChopChopKids, the non-profit behind ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families and the ChopChop cookbook, was founded in 2010 by James Beard award-winning cookbook author Sally Sampson. The organization’s mission: To inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. Today, ChopChopKids reaches over 2 million families annually through its distribution of its quarterly magazine.

Speaking to winning the 2014 IACP Award, Sampson said “We’re so thrilled about this award. We believe that cooking skills are essential for everyone and most importantly should start in childhood. My hope is that this win highlights this and will help inspire kids everywhere to pick up a spatula!”

CHOPCHOP: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family, published by Simon & Schuster, features easy-to-follow instructions for wholesome, delicious meals. This book redefines what it means to cook and eat healthfully by bringing kids and adults together on exciting projects in the kitchen. From French toast to frittatas, chicken soup to classic beef burgers, and banana-peach frozen yogurt to mango lassis, these original, entertaining recipes celebrate nutritious eating together as a family.

The IACP recognized ChopChop for outstanding Children, Youth and Family cookbook. Cookbooks in the Children, Youth and Family category focus on young home cooks and/or family cooking. Regarded as the authority on food writing, the IACP recognized ChopChop for inspiring “children and young people to prepare new dishes, present ways to teach basic nutrition concepts, or provide fundamental knowledge of the origin of food.” Books entered in this category must contain recipes, which were tested and evaluated by the judges.

About ChopChop
Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a coveted gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. To learn more about ChopChop’s mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.


About IACP
Founded in 1978, IACP connects culinary professionals with the people, places, and knowledge they need to succeed. IACP boasts members from more than two dozen countries and serves as the leading forum for culinary professionals from all backgrounds. The only culinary organization of its kind, IACP is a crossroads where everyone can meet to share experiences and expertise, in ways that lead to unparalleled growth and learning.

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