Video Spotlight: ‘Cooking up Change has Changed My School’

October 20, 2010 | Written By:

For Aljibri Reed, winning Cooking up Change allowed him to see his team make a real impact — first at his school, Tilden Career Academy, and then in Washington, D.C., where lawmakers sampled the Tilden students' menu.

Here's his story:


  • Nyah Griffin, a contest alumni and current student mentor gives her perspective on the powerful experience of Cooking up Change; here
  • Chef David Blackmon, CPS program coordinator for culinary arts and hospitality, discusses the ways that Cooking up Change is about more than food in this short video.
  • Louise Esaian, logistics officer and head of school nutrition for Chicago Public Schools, explains the power of the contest to help schools win, too, in this short video.
  • Chef Jill Houk, cooking contest co-chair, explains the potential of Cooking up Change to raise awareness, in this short video.


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