Together, we can rewrite the recipe for school food.
As the national conversation around school food focuses on rolling back progress, Cooking up Change student chefs are still looking forward. Now in its 12th year, Cooking up Change challenges high school students to create meals that are delicious and adhere to high nutrition standards. And these student chefs always deliver.
Join us this year as we invite guests to watch the student presentations to get an inside look into their inspiration, process and challenges. Show your support for high nutrition standards by cheering on talented student chefs that are making it happen!
For the first time ever, you’ll get to watch the teams of student chefs present their creative menus to the judging panel.
You’ll get to taste the students’ amazing creations and talk to them about their inspiration.
You’ll be there to cheer on your favorites as the winning teams are announced and applaud all the student chefs for proving that delicious and nutritious school meals are possible.
Cooking up Change
Welcome + Student Presentations
Taste the Food + Meet the Students
Official Travel Partner
Host + Culinary Scholarship Sponsor
Washburne Culinary Institute
Official Education Partner
Chicago Public Schools CTE Culinary Arts Program
School Health Corporation
Clune Construction Company
Cristina Foods, Inc.
Kellogg’s Specialty Channels
Perkins + Will
Research Chefs Association