Chartwells School Dining Services Students Compete in Healthy CookingContest, Cooking up Change® Teams of student chefs vie for top place in national school food competition in Washington, D.C. Business Wire WASHINGTON -- June 10, 2013 Chartwells School Dining Services is proud to announce that student chefs from four of its high schools across the U.S. will serve up fresh, healthy and delicious school menus as they compete for the top spot in Cooking up Change®, a national health-focused student cooking contest presented by Chicago-based independent not-for-profit organization, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC). Culinary students from Chartwells’ schools prepared various healthy and delicious menu items that enabled them to win regional competitions throughout the year to reach the finals. “Chartwells would like to congratulate our group of talented and dedicated students in reaching this exciting milestone,” said Keith Cullinan, President of Chartwells School Dining Service. “Good luck to our students at the following high schools in this last leg of the competition.” CHICAGO - Washington High School Menu Item: Chicken Rancheros, Elotes Washington and Fruta de Tropico JACKSONVILLE (Fla.) - Sandalwood High School Menu Item: Catfish Tacos with Pico de Gallo, Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Fruit Salad With Honey Dressing ST. LOUIS - Beaumont Career and Technical High School Menu Item: BBQ Baked Chicken with Sauteed Broccoli and Carrots and Poached Pears WINSTON-SALEM - The Career Center Menu Item: Tenacious Turkey Chili, Sunshine Fries and Apple Crunch Bowls The contest, which was founded in Chicago in 2007, is part of HSC’s efforts to empower students to have a voice in the national conversation about the need for healthy and tasty school food and the need for more resources for our nation’s school meal program. Students were asked to be creative, while also utilizing certain ingredient and preparation methods to reflect the real-world school food service guidelines. The achievement and impact of these students goes beyond the day of the competition. Many of the Chartwells school districts have incorporated the Cooking up Change winning menus into their school meal plans. A panel of esteemed judges, including Brenda Dann-Messier from the U.S. Department of Education, Victoria Jordan of the James Beard Foundation, Caya Lewis with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, R.J Cooper the Chef / Owner of Rogue 24 among others, will evaluate the menus. One dish from each team’s lunch will also be served in the Longworth cafeteria, which serves Congressional leaders and their staff on Tuesday, June 11th. On that same day, a legislative briefing will be held on Capitol Hill where the students and national health and education advocates will come together to discuss the need for investment in better school food and school kitchen infrastructures. For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit www.eatlearnlive.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. About Chartwells School Dining Services Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining services for over 550 public school districts and private schools, comprising over 6000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit www.eatlearnlive.com. About Healthy Schools Campaign: Healthy Schools Campaign, a Chicago-based independent not-for-profit organization, is a leading authority on healthy school environments and a voice for people who care about our environment, our children, and education. HSC advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment. www.healthyschoolscampaign.org. Contact: Chartwells School Dining Services Karen Dittrich, 914-935-5494 Marketing and Communications Director Karen.Dittrich@compass-usa.com
Chartwells School Dining Services Students Compete in Healthy CookingContest, Cooking up Change®
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