Congratulations to the Cooking up Change National Champions!

May 18, 2010

Congratulations to the winners of the Cooking up Change national healthy cooking contest!

The student chefs of the Tohono O'odham Community Action Cooking Club took home the trophy in the high school division with their first-place school lunch of tepary bean quesadillas, baby spinach and pear salad with carrot vinaigrette, and yogurt peanut butter fruit dip.

In the college division, the student chefs of the University of California, Berkeley placed first with their lunch of heart-healthy cornbread casserole, colorful rice delight, brownie surprise.

Students created the meal using only ingredients commonly available for food service — including one local ingredient — and no more than six steps per recipe. Their efforts highlight the challenges and incredible importance of bringing fresh, healthy, tasty school food to all students.

Congratulations to the student chefs!

Student chefs of the Tohono O'odham Community Action Cooking Club accept their trophy.