"What's Your Hometown Specialty" video contest winners
RYE BROOK, N.Y.—Chartwells School Dining Services, in partnership with celebrity chef, Jet Tila, today announced the winners of the "What's Your Hometown Specialty" video contest that was implemented in school cafeteria's across the nation at the start of the 2013-'14 school year. Tori Mason and Kierra Clark at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana; Gabriela Martinez at Union City High School in Union City, New Jersey; John Silvia at Bridgewater Middle School in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and Bria Pascua at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, will each receive a special visit from Chef Tila in March and April where they will demonstrate the winning recipes and videos to their peers, live from the school cafeteria's.
The Chartwells School Dining Services' "What's Your Hometown Specialty" video contest was part of a company-wide culinary program called Simply Good that promotes healthier meal options and educates students about the nutritional benefits of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. For this contest, Chartwells partnered with Chef Tila to encourage students to pick their favorite hometown or region-specific recipe and create a five-minute cooking show that demonstrated the nutritional ingredients and the preparation process.