Media Spotlights Student Chefs of Cooking up Change Chicago

February 08, 2012 | Written By:

Just last month, the school lunch created by the winning Cooking up Change Chicago team from Chicago Vocational Career Academy — a tasty, healthy meal of oven-fried chicken, leafy greens and cabbage, and sweet potato salad — was served to more than 20,000 Chicago Public high school students across the city. We'd like to thank national publication N'Digo and local newspapers including Chicago DefenderSoutheast Chicago Observer, and Chicago Citizen for spotlighting the CVCA team. We'd also like to shout out NBC 5 and Power 92's “Sam Sylk Show” for coming out to share highlights from the school.

Winning Cooking up Change Chicago meal

Last fall, the CVCA crew competed against eleven teams of students chefs challenged to create a healthy school meal on a tight budget at Cooking up Change. More than 700 supporters came to taste these delicious student-created meals. School lunch blogger Mrs. Q was among the many supporters who spoke with students about changing the future of school food. National honorary co-chair Christie Vilsack attended the event to commend students’ efforts to rewrite the recipe for school food.

CuC Winners
CVCA accepts Cooking up Change award!
Student chef Shaenice Dishmon is interviewed by NBC news at CVCA.
The students proudly shared their stories! Check out some of the media highlights below.


Sam Sylk interviews David Blackmon at CVCA

    Congratulations to the talented student chefs who participated in Cooking up Change!

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