Timothy Cipriano, Guilford Public School's Food Services Director since August 2012, will be featured on Food Network's "Chopped" tonight at 10 p.m.
"Chef Tim", as he is known, was previously the Executive Director of Food Services for New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) and was working with NHPS during the taping for tonight's show. His appearance will help bring recognition to Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" program.
Before coming to Guilford, Chef Tim worked collaboratively with the New Haven community to partner and start educational programs to increase nutritional awareness among students. He also revamped the district’s menu, offering more nutritious foods on a daily basis.
In 2011, Chef Tim was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for his part in creating the “Chefs Move to Schools” program. He joined roughly 700 other chefs from across the nation in June of 2010 at the White House to officially kick off “Chefs Move to Schools” (CMTS). 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. The goal is to promote chefs as the catalyst for creating a new nation of child food advocates.