Who can enter:

Entrants must meet the following criteria:

(a) This promotion is only open to all United Kingdom residents (excluding residents of Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands) aged 18 or over.

(b) The competition is open to all Partners in The John Lewis Partnership and associated companies. 

(c) Internet access is required.

(d) Participants must provide to the Promoter, when requested, documentary proof of their age and/or residency status. Failure to meet these criteria shall result in instant disqualification from the Promotion including receipt of any Prize.

(e) The winner and their community group (totally 10 minimum – 30 maximum) will be invited to attend a Food Event hosted by Waitrose Events and their allocated Celebrity Chef. Travel and any accommodation will be at their own expense.

Opening/closing date & time:
Competition opens for submission of entries on Sunday 12th November 2017

Competition closes for submission of entries at midnight Sunday 10th December 2017

Entries received after the closing date cannot be considered. 

How to enter:
Complete the entry form on Waitrose.com/Christmascompetition 

Giving the following information: 

  • Name of group
  • Why your community group deserves to win – in no more than 150 words.
  • How many people from your community group would like to attend the event. 

The Promoter will not be responsible for entries not received.
By entering this Competition, entrants agree 

  1. to comply with these terms and conditions; 
  2. that they may be contacted by the organisers Waitrose Ltd; 
  3. that they may be required for filming purposes and/or other appearances. 
  4. The winner agrees to keep all details of the winning event confidential until they publically announced in Weekend.

Entry criteria:

The entrant agrees that they will not submit an entry to the competition which contains any information which in any way infringes the copyright or other rights of a third party, or which infringes any applicable laws and that the information they provide is accurate and up to date. 

The entry must not contain any information which is in any way defamatory, obscene, unlawful, harmful, offensive or inappropriate or infringes the rights of a third party or may have the effect of being harassing, threatening, abusive or hateful or that otherwise degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability.

Selection criteria:
All valid entries received by the closing date and time will be reviewed by a Waitrose panel of judges, who will select 5 winning entries, which in their opinion best meet the selection criteria.

Entries will be judged based on the community group and a compelling reason why their group deserves an Eat together event (for 10-30 people) to be cooked for them.

The definition of a Community Group for this competition can be either formal groups eg book clubs, ramblers groups, sports team or dance club. Or Unofficial groups who are a collection of people who have got together to help someone else or have survived a tough year. 

In the event of a draw, an independent judge will cast the deciding vote. The decision of the independent judge is final.

All winners will be notified on 12th January 2018 and available to view from this date on waitrose.com/Christmascompetition



There are will be FIVE (5) winning community groups.

Each Community (total 10 minimum  – 30 maximum) will be invited to attend an exclusive event for their group hosted by their allocated celebrity chef and Waitrose Events. Any travel & accommodation will be provided at their own expense.

Failure to comply with the eligibility or entry criteria as set out in these terms and conditions, and elsewhere as applicable or failure to comply with instructions and/or directions given or with these terms and conditions in any way may result in disqualification from the competition. 

For the avoidance of doubt, if we suspect that an entrant is not eligible to participate in this competition, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend their further participation and that entrant forfeits any claim to participate further in the competition and/or to winning any prize.

By making an entry and participating in this competition, you grant Waitrose permission to use the entry in any way it wants. This means that Waitrose can use, edit, reproduce, record, modify, translate, distribute, play, perform, broadcast, make available and display your entry and/or participation (or part thereof) and/or prepare derivative works of the entry and/or participation (without prejudice to any rights acquired by Waitrose) by any medium or method whether now known or later developed, including without limitation on the website or any other website in its sole discretion anywhere in the world.

You acknowledge that you will not receive any fee or royalty payment from Waitrose, or any third party for the consents and grants given by you in relation to your entry and/or participation.

You confirm and agree that you are fully authorised and entitled to grant this permission. You agree to give us evidence of this authority and entitlement if requested by us. You agree to waive any moral rights that may exist in relation to your entry and/or participation.  This means that you waive the right to complain about the way in which Waitrose may edit, alter or use your entry and/or participation. You further waive any and all rights that you may have in respect of your entry and/or participation against Waitrose including (but not limited to) any rights to take action against Waitrose for infringement of any intellectual property rights in such entry and/or participation.

Unless otherwise specified, the Promoter is not liable to refund any costs or expenses incurred in entering the competition including but not limited to internet access fees, any phone calls made, travel costs and accommodation, incidental costs, charges, fees, expenses and taxes.

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.

By entering this competition you agree that Waitrose may use and store your personal details in the course of running the competition as set out in these terms and conditions and for related purposes such as promoting the competition, announcing and publicising the winner. For further details of how your details will be used, please see the Waitrose privacy policy.

Promoter: Waitrose Limited, Doncastle Road, Bracknell RG12 8YA