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Cooking Up Change


CONTACT: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer, (714) 558-5555,

Reigning Valley High School Culinary Arts Champions Prepare to Defend their Title in Cooking Up Change Competition

The award-winning culinary arts team at Valley High School in the Santa Ana Unified School District is making preparations to remain the champions of the National Cooking up Change® competition. On April 18, at Northgate Gonzalez Market Corporate Headquarters in Anaheim, Valley High School culinary arts students will join other student chefs from local high school culinary programs in Orange County to chop, slice and serve up fresh, healthy and delicious school menus as part of Cooking up Change®.

The winners of the Orange County contest will be awarded a place to compete in the national Cooking up Change® competition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2013.

“Cooking Up Change is an amazing opportunity for high school students to showcase their culinary talents while challenging them to produce a student meal that meets the new USDA nutrition standards and is accepted by their peers,” said Mark Chavez, Director of Food Services for the Santa Ana Unified School District. “Working with students is always fun. It will be an exciting evening for the winning team and school community. I can’t wait to see all the creative dishes.”

The media is invited to observe a demonstration of Valley High School culinary arts students preparing for the competition in their school kitchen, Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m. located at 1801 S. Greenville St., Santa Ana, CA 92704.

If you plan to cover the demonstration, please contact Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer of the Santa Ana Unified School District at (714) 558-5555.
The Cooking up Change® Healthy Cooking Contest in Orange County is generously supported by a team of sponsors that includes: Northgate Market, Aetna Foundation, KABC7, Kaiser Permanente and more.

For more information about Cooking up Change® please visit:


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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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