See You Tonight at Cooking up Change Chicago!

October 29, 2015 | Written By:

Tonight, nearly 100 student chefs from around Chicago will gather at the Bridgeport Art Center to prepare, present and serve delicious school meals.

And you’re invited!

You’ll meet Chicago’s rising culinary stars, sample their innovative dishes, vote for your favorite dish on social media, play to win in our raffle, raise a glass and enjoy the view—and, of course, be part of an event that is changing the future of school food in Chicago and across the country.

If you’ve already purchased tickets, your name will be at the door. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, no worries! Tickets will be sold at the door. Bite size and grand raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event throughout the evening. Our silent auction is already open for the bidding.

If you are from outside of Chicago or cannot attend, you can make a donation, bid in our silent auction and enter the grand raffle.

Event Details
Cooking up Change
Thursday, October 29, 6-9 p.m.
Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th St., Chicago

Join the Conversation!
Whether you’re joining us in person or supporting us from afar, you can follow the action and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #cookingupchange. Vote for your favorite student dish at the event by posting to social media with specific hashtags. Look for the signs at the student stations! You can also follow Healthy Schools Campaign on Twitter (@healthyschools), Facebook and Instagram for live updates from the event.

Take the CTA
A free shuttle will be run between the Sox-35th Red Line stop and the Bridgeport Art Center every 15 minutes from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The shuttle will return guests from the Bridgeport Art Center to the Sox-35th Red Line stop from 8-10 p.m.

By Car
The Bridgeport Art Center is easily accessible from I-90/94, Lake Shore Drive and I-55. Free parking is available onsite.


The Chicago competition is just the beginning of an incredible nationwide contest. The winning team from Chicago will join other winning teams from across the country when they compete at the Cooking up Change National Finals in Washington, D.C., next June. We’ll announce the full Cooking up Change 2015-2016 schedule soon!

We couldn’t put on such a great contest every year without the support of our generous sponsors: Presenting sponsor, Aramark; Patron sponsor, Aetna; Hero sponsor, Sammons Financial Group; Champion sponsors School Health Corporation and Whole Foods Market; Official Culinary Partner, James Beard Foundation; Official Travel Partner, Southwest; and National Silver Sponsor,American Federation of Teachers.

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