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Bravo’s Top Chef Tries Hand At School Lunch

Celebrity chefs taking on the challenges of school lunch is becoming a bona fide trend!

Tom Colicchio

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Tom Colicchio is lead judge for Top Chef's seventh season.

Celebrity chefs taking on the challenges of school lunch is becoming a bona fide trend!

White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass was a guest judge on the last episode of Bravo TV’s Top Chef. The shows contestants found themselves in the cafeteria of a Washington, D.C. middle school with only $2.68 per child to spend on a tasty, healthy school lunch.

The restrictions school administrators and lunch workers face every day proved to be more daunting than the chefs expected.

Read More:

  • Top Chef takes on school lunch (Slow Food USA)
  • Top Chefs tackle school lunch (L.A. Times)
  • Top Chef Season 7, Episode 2: Outside the lunch box (BravoTV)
Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer was in the company of foodies for most of her formative years. She spent all of her teens working at her town's natural food co-op in South Dakota, and later when she moved to Minneapolis, worked as a produce maven for the nation's longest running collectively-managed food co-op. In 2006, she had the distinct pleasure (and pain) of participating the vendanges, or grape harvest, in the Beaujolais terroire of France, where she developed her compulsion to snip off grape clusters wherever they may hang. In the spring of 2008, Megan interned on NPR's Science Desk in Washington, D.C., where she aided in the coverage of science, health and food policy stories. She joined Indiana Public Media in June, 2009.

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