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!

Presenting Sponsor


Cooking up Change

11:00 a.m.
Welcome + Student Presentations

12:45 p.m.
Taste the Food + Meet the Students

1:45 p.m.
Winners Announced

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