Cooking up Change Orange County

April 20, 2017

Honorary Cooking up Change National Chairs

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Chef Daniel Giusti

Cooking up Change challenges high school culinary students to create healthy, great-tasting meals that meet the real-life requirements of the national school meal program. Cooking up Change serves up life-changing opportunities, helps students realize their own potential and puts student voices front and center in the national dialogue about school food.

The winning team will travel to Washington, D.C., for the national finals to show off their culinary skills and engage with health and education leaders, the culinary community and Congress.

Cooking up Change Greater Orange County is hosted by Kid Healthy with support from partner sponsor Northgate González Markets. This is Orange County’s sixth time participating.


Local Host


Partner Sponsor


Competing High Schools

Buena Park High School
California High School
Fullerton High School
Garden Grove High School
Katella High School
La Habra High School
Los Amigos High School
Sonora High School
Valley High School