GUILFORD FOOD SERVICES DIRECTOR TIM CIPRIANO TO BE FEATURED ON FOOD NETWORK’S ‘CHOPPED’
SNACT Member Competes on Episode to Air Tuesday, November 13 at 10:00 p.m.
GUILFORD, CT (November 12, 2012) – Tim Cipriano, a member of the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut, will be featured as one of the competing chefs in an episode to air on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on the Food Network’s highly acclaimed program “Chopped.”
Chef Tim, who recently joined the Guilford School District, was named a “Champion of Change” in 2011 by the White House for his part in creating the “Chefs Move to Schools” (CMTS) program. CMTS asks chefs from around the country to adopt schools in their communities to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to help educate kids about food and nutrition.
During the taping of the show, Cipriano wore an orange shirt and an orange plastic bracelet in honor of “No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength,” an organization that connects kids in need with nutritious food and educates families on preparing healthy, affordable meals.
Last year, three Connecticut school cafeteria chefs appeared on the program to raise awareness about the importance of good meals for kids. The winner of that competition was Chef Cheryl Barbara from New Haven.
A viewing party will be held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, at 1249 Wine Bar, located at 1249 West Main Street, Waterbury. A special “Orange Martini” will be created with proceeds to benefit No Kid Hungry.
About The School Nutrition Association of Connecticut
The School Nutrition Association is the only professional association dedicated solely to the support and well-being of school nutrition professionals in advancing good nutrition for all children. Since 1946, SNA has been advancing the availability and quality of school nutrition programs as integral part of a student’s education. With its 52 affiliates, SNA is dedicated to your success and the success of your school district’s nutrition program and to the health and wellness of America’s school children.