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.
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 for about $1 per meal.
In addition to spotlighting remarkable student talent, Cooking up Change brings attention to the challenges of serving fresh, healthy school meals and the need for reform in our school food system.
Healthy Schools Campaign launched Cooking up Change in Chicago in 2007 to engage student chefs and the broader community in a dialogue about critical changes needed in our nation’s school meal program.
Cooking up Change Chicago
October 30, 2014
Join us at the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center for a vibrant culinary competition judged by Chicago’s leading chefs and a dynamic benefit for Healthy Schools Campaign.
Save the date for the 2014 event and learn more about the 2013 Chicago contest.