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Northgate Markets inspires Orange County high school students to "cook up change"

Claudia posted on July 3, 2013, 12:00
Northgate Markets inspires Orange County high school students to 'cook up change'
Northgate Markets inspires high school students in Orange County to “cook up change”

When I started working with Northgate in November, the Viva La Salud team played the video for the Cooking Up Change competition from 2012. For this competition, Northgate and other companies sponsor an event in which Orange County high school culinary arts students come up with a meal that could be served in school. The students get really creative combining foods to make meals that taste good and look good while satisfying nutrition and budget guidelines. The winning team gets a scholarship to attend culinary school, prizes and their meal is served in the County’s schools.

The winners for 2012 were the students from Santa Ana Valley High School. After winning at the county level, the team of 3 students went on to Washington, DC for the national competition—and they won again! I couldn’t help but to tear up from the overwhelming emotion on the faces of the students, their teachers and their families and from seeing the dedication the sponsors had for the students and the project as a whole. Even though I wasn’t a part of the competition, I was proud to be working with a company that promotes such a positive event for our youth.

As if that weren’t enough, the same school won again this year! Not just at the county level, but they won the national competition again, too! This year’s team was composed of Cesar Amezcua, Cecilia Magaña y Carlos Ortiz, three outstanding students with great talent and passion for their work. We are all very proud of all of them! We wish them all the best in their careers as culinary professionals.

Northgate Markets inspires Orange County high school students to 'cook up change'
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November 7, 2016, 08:54
Very energetic post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a chapter two?
November 7, 2016, 08:55
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