5 Facts About Culinary Training Program

This month the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program is celebrating 5 years of transforming lives. Since April 2013, the program has provided qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in Central Florida’s dynamic food industry.

Here are 5 fast facts about the program:

  • Since the program began in 2013, more than 230 graduates have entered the workforce
  • The average pay rate for our graduates is $11.27 per hour
  • 95% overall job placement rate
  • 81% of graduates are between the ages of 24 and 63
  • 30% of graduates are homeless

We’ll be highlighting past students on social media all month. Follow along with #chefstoriesofhope on Instagram to hear their stories.

Or, view stories from the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen here.

And, to learn more about, or apply for the program, visit www.feedhopenow.org/culinarytraining.

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