Celebrity Judges and Sponsors Sign on to Cooking up Change

August 02, 2007

by Tara Kennon, HSC Writer & Publications Coordinator

Let’s be honest: We’ve been excited about Cooking up Change, HSC’s annual benefit, for quite awhile now.

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And how could we not be?

It’s always a fabulous party with truly great food and even better people. We’ve secured an amazing and incredibly unique architectural space – Salvage One – for this year’s event on Oct. 18. And we know the live and silent auction prizes are going to be out of this world.

As if that’s not enough, this year we’ve added a new twist to our annual celebration: a healthy cooking contest for high school students enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools Culinary Arts Program.

Guests at Cooking up Change will have the opportunity to taste the students’ award-winning creations as they mingle with friends, colleagues and celebrity judges, and cast a ballot for a special healthy cooking contest audience award.

Now, Cooking up Change is shaping up to include an exciting team of sponsors and celebrity judges for the contest!

Sponsors include Applegate Farms, School Health Corporation, American Institute of Architects, Canon Distributing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Organic Valley, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and United Supply; celebrity judges include Gwen Macsai, Carol Moseley Braun, and chefs Monique Hooker, Clifford Rome, Lisa Gershenson, and Mary McMahon.

We’re thrilled about this extraordinary team and will be introducing you to our judges and sponsors as the celebration draws closer!

If you’re even a little bit as excited as we are about this event, be sure to visit our Cooking up Change website to learn more. You can also check out photos from Cooking up Change 2006 and Cooking up Change 2005.

To learn more about joining the host committee, becoming a sponsor, or donating auction items, please contact Claire Marcy at (312) 419-1810 or claire@healthyschoolscampaign.org.