Bespoke, a commercial real estate firm specializing in creating value for Chicago-based, private businesses and non-profit organizations, is proud to sponsor Healthy Schools Campaign’s (HSC) Cooking up Change event, happening November 16, 2017 at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Cooking up Change puts student voices front and center in the national conversation about school food, challenging them to create healthy school lunches that their peers will enjoy while adhering to strict nutrition guidelines, ingredient lists and budget constraints.
“Bespoke understands the importance of all students having access to healthy food when at school, and we are committed to play a role in such a great cause,” said Peter Billmeyer, Co-Founder and Managing Principal at Bespoke. “We take pride in investing in our communities and ensuring we make a positive impact in our neighborhoods,” continues Co-Founder and Managing Principal Victor Sanmiguel. “Being a part of the success of Healthy Schools Campaign’s Cooking up Change Chicago program—including helping the organization secure an office space renewal that aligns with the non-profit’s mission—speaks to our commitment.”
At the event, high school student chefs show the public it is possible to create healthy meals that are also delicious and enjoyed by their peers, even within the constraints that schools face every day. As student chef Menajah from Harper High School said, “This competition gives us a voice. I want to keep promoting healthy lunches at school.” Student chefs will present their dishes to a panel of esteemed judges, and guests will have the chance to taste the delicious recipes, while learning about their backgrounds and inspiration.
Bespoke is proud to support Cooking up Change alongside the program’s national supporters: Newman’s Own Foundation, Southwest, James Beard Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers.
To learn more about the program and purchase tickets to this special event, visit cookingupchange.org.
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