The 2014-2015 Cooking up Change season kicks off in Chicago on October 30 at the Bridgeport Art Center. We invite you to experience the excitement and energy of our dynamic cooking competition for CPS culinary students, while sampling the food, toasting with friends, trying your luck at the raffle and enjoying skyline views. Event proceeds support Healthy Schools Campaign’s mission to improve student health in Chicago and across the country.
Cooking up Change is a dynamic culinary competition that puts student voices front-and-center in the national dialogue about school food.
With limited ingredients, tight deadlines and real-life constraints, teams of high school culinary students take on a big challenge: create a delicious, nutritious school lunch that their peers will
Healthy Schools Campaign launched Cooking up Change in Chicago in 2007 to engage students and the broader community in a dialogue about critical changes needed in our nation’s school meal program. Since that time, stronger school food nutrition standards have been implemented, and Cooking up Change students continue to lead the way by re-imagining school meals that are healthy, delicious and fun.
Ten cities across the country hosted Cooking up Change contests last season: Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Orange County, Orlando, Wichita and Winston-Salem. Winners from each city traveled to Washington, D.C. for the national finals on June 9, 2014 and raised their voices for healthy school food at a legislative briefing.
Contact Sara Porter to learn how you can support Cooking up Change!