Video Spotlight: ‘Giving Back to the Schools’

November 02, 2010

?Chef Patrick Williams, co-chair of our healthy cooking contest for Cooking up Change, knows that for a lot of kids, a school lunch may be their main meal of the day. And a good meal, he says, “gives kids a level playing ground” for learning and succeeding in the classroom.

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Plus:

  • Chef Tim Reardon at The Dannon Company, gold sponsor of Cooking up Change, says he’s proud to see that HSC’s mission aligns with Dannon’s; here
  • Chef Stephen Menyhard explains why Cooking up Change is “a phenomenal experience”; here.
  • Student Aljibri Reed says winning Cooking up Change allowed him to see his team make a real impact; here.
  • 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.