When I started the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program, it changed my life. Before this program, I was an assistant manager at a gas station, but even with that job, it was still a struggle for my husband and me to keep our heads above water. When I heard about […]

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On April 28, 2017, Second Harvest Culinary Training Program held the graduation ceremony for Class 20, 21, and 22. During the graduation ceremony, certificates of completion were awarded to 24 students. Our commencement speaker was Chef Nora Galdiano from Sysco. Chef Nora reminded our graduates there is no easy road […]

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Monday, June 6th, Second Harvest Culinary Training Program hosted the graduation ceremony for classes 14, 15, and 16.  We were joined by Congressman Daniel Webster who delivered an inspiring commencement speech on the importance of learning the value of time, reading, and listening. Graduate Shawn Gadsden also shared her story, […]

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Since its inception, the Culinary Training Program has always been about helping qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged Central Florida adults gain a set of life and culinary skills they can use to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. It is a 14-week program provided at no charge and […]

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On Monday, October 19th, our community kitchen’s production line will begin to pump out freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced, and much improved afternoon meals for over 700 youngsters at 8 Orange, Osceola and Seminole locations. The community kitchen honed its skills this past summer, serving up almost 117,000 meals for the […]

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Judging by all the pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin spiced cookies and treats, and all the many other pumpkin spiced inspired items being advertised everywhere you turn, I think it is safe to say it is officially fall. Though we may not have all our leaves turning orange and red, or […]

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