This week marks an important milestone for Second Harvest: One year ago, on April 1st, we welcomed our first group of students into the Culinary Training Program. To date, we have graduated 28 students, and are currently working with our fourth group, scheduled to graduate June 13th. We have 100% […]

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The Second Harvest Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. We are looking for volunteer chefs, sous level or above with current food safety certification, to assist our lead culinary […]

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One of the programs that fall under our Community Kitchen umbrella is our in-house catering and events. We rent event space throughout Second Harvest and provide guests with an eclectic menu with a farm-to-table approach to cooking. The revenue generated goes directly back into our culinary training program, providing qualified, […]

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Last Friday we graduated our second group of culinary students and couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments — all 12 of our students have landed culinary jobs throughout Central Florida, with well above-minimum wage pay. Chef David Ramirez gave an inspiring commencement speech, with the sage advice of wrapping […]

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One of the added values our Second Harvest Culinary Training Program offers is job placement assistance for our students after graduation. But we don’t focus on just any job. Instead, we train our students in such a way that they qualify for something better. When they leave Second Harvest, they […]

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