Culinary Training Students Kick Off the Summer at Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen

Last Friday, Second Harvest Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program students had the opportunity to hone their presentation and serving skills at Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen located inside the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park during the “Kickoff to Summer Celebration.”

For the past few weeks, students have been learning the ins and outs of the kitchen. At the event, they got a chance to practice their presentation skills. The students introduced people to samples of A Spoon Full of Hope honey and cookies, served up Nourish’s award-winning black bean burgers, and even got to tour the Crosby Wellness Center.

“It’s a tour and a workout in one,” some of the students joked.

Starting this summer, Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen will welcome a handful of students to participate in a hands-on job training experience. Due to the demand to hire Culinary Training Program students and need for culinary jobs in Central Florida, this satellite training site will expand the scope and experience for the Program. The curriculum will add additional skill lessons, such as retail service and well barista training. This project was made possible in part from a grant from the Penelope and Winton (Lt. Col. USAF Ret.) Wilson Fund at the Central Florida Foundation.

Join Second Harvest on the third Friday of each month at Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen to sample or buy A Spoon Full of Hope honey, cookies or soup during the Summer Celebration event series at the Center for Health & Wellbeing.

To learn more about A Spoon Full of Hope and how the proceeds change lives, visit

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