Kids’ Kitchen - Lola makes Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Asda Kids Kitchen Lola makes Chicken Mushroom pasta desktop
Meet lola

Lola says...

'I’ve been cooking since I was about three years old. My granny is a great cook and was always happy to let me help her with whatever she was making. Then, as I got older, she let me try out more of my own creations.'

Lola holding pasta

Lola's mini interview

Who or what inspires your cooking?

I really like baking - Mary Berry is definitely the queen of cakes! - but I do more savoury dishes now. I have food allergies but I try not to let that stop me being adventurous with food or trying new combinations. My mum makes sure I stay safe whilst encouraging me to make cooking fun.

How often do you cook at home? 

I like to make dinner for my family once or twice a week. Last night I cooked spaghetti Bolognese. 

What was it like cooking in the Asda Kids' Kitchen?

I really enjoyed my day in the Asda Kids’ Kitchen – food editor Gregor and the team were all so helpful. I learnt that to make sure chicken stays tender, it’s very important not to overcook it, and to test it’s done by cutting a piece to check it’s steaming hot with no pink colour in the middle. I like to be really adventurous with food, and this has made me even more keen to get into the kitchen and try new things.

Calling all star cooks

Could your little foodie be our next Asda Kids’ Kitchen star?


Does your child love to cook? Then they could be creating their favourite dish especially for Asda Magazine! We’re looking for kids aged 5-14 to show us their own unique take on a simple family classic and show off their kitchen skills – with our professional food team on hand to assist, of course. They’ll get to see their creation in Asda Magazine, on and across our social media channels.

So if your little kitchen star has what it takes, we want to hear from you. Get in touch today – and we could make the magic happen!


How to Sign Up

To enter, send us a short video clip of your child telling us about their favourite family dish and why they love to cook it. Email it to with Asda Kids’ Kitchen as the subject. Include their name and age, plus confirmation that you have read and understood the terms and conditions.

If Chosen They'll Get...

A trip to London for a professional photo and video shoot, including transport (for the child and one guardian) to and from the shoot, a night in a London hotel, breakfast and lunch
Their recipe and photos printed in Asda Magazine
Their cooking video shown on Asda’s social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
A special Asda Kids’ Kitchen goody bag full of surprises!

Terms & Conditions: Only UK resident children aged 5-14 at time of entry with applications including a video detailing their name, age, favourite dish and why they love cooking it will be considered. Applications must be emailed to with ‘Asda Kids’ Kitchen’ as the subject and must include ‘I have read and understood the Terms & Conditions’. Entry closes at 11.59pm on 31 December 2020. Successful applicants will receive: a day’s photo and video shoot in London with a professional photographer and videographer; their recipe and photoshoot pictures printed in an issue of Asda Magazine and on; and their recipe filmed for Asda’s social channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. A night in a twin room at a 3-star London hotel and all required transport will be provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the photoshoot, which will run from approx 10am until 4pm. No purchase required. See ASDA.GL/terms for full Ts & Cs. Privacy: Entries must be made by the parent/guardian of the child. By entering you give permission for Asda to use the personal information (video etc) in the ways set out in the Ts & Cs. Only Asda and our partner Hearst will have access to entries, in order to run this experience. Unsuccessful entries will be deleted within one month of the closing date. To find out how Asda looks after personal information and your privacy rights, please visit our Privacy Centre at