Congratulations to the Winning Student Chefs at Cooking up Change!

November 02, 2009 | Written By:


Congratulations to all the amazing student chefs who participated in the Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest! All of the teams created tasty, healthy school meals that wowed judges and guests at the benefit. Even more remarkable: the teams met nutrition requirements while ordering from a set ingredient list and spending just about a dollar per meal for ingredients. And they did it with less than six weeks to prepare!

HSC is pleased to offer special congratulations to the winning teams:

School Lunch Awards

First place: Tilden Career Community High School

Chicken Jambalaya with Jalapeno Cornbread and Cucumber Salad


Second place: Richards Career Academy

Twice Baked Sheppard's Pie with Pub Salad and a side of Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Spice Sauce


Third place: Chicago Vocational Career Academy

Mom's Chicken Salad with Farmer's Market Vegetable Soup and Harvest Apple Crisp


Audience Choice Award

Corliss High School

Cranberry-Raisin-Walnut Cookie


Cookie-preneur Awards

Chicago Vocational Career Academy

Abracadabra Bars


Clemente Community Academy High School

Spiced Pumpkin Cookie


Corliss High School

Cranberry-Raisin-Walnut Cookie


Many thanks to all of the team mentors, judges and culinary instructors behind the cooking contest, and to all of the sponsors and host committee members who make Cooking up Change possible!


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