NILES — Students from Ring Lardner Middle School in Niles enjoyed a special lunch from celebrity chef Jet Tila Wednesday.
He's most known for his appearances on the Food Network.
Tila works with Chartwells the company providing nutritious meals to Niles Community Schools.
He talked with students about his secrets to cooking and demonstrated how to make special dishes.
“We want to connect the kids to cooking and get them cooking with their families. Once you teach that pure exchange of food, it's one of those things that sticks with them their entire lives,” said Tila.
After the demonstration, students had the opportunity to meet the chef and take a picture with him.
Tila travels to schools around the country.
He says he loves spreading his passion for cooking with others.