Hire A Graduate

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Looking to hire qualified cooks? Our 7-week, 280-hour program fully prepares students with the culinary and job skills to succeed in food service careers. With students graduating every four weeks, Second Helpings can help you fill vacancies with qualified candidates; you may even benefit from possible WOTC tax credits.

All graduating students are trained in the following:

Culinary Skills

  • Knife Skills
  • Mise en Place
  • Buffet Set-Up and Cook-to-Order Skills
  • Soups, Stocks, and Sauces
  • Seasonings and Flavorings
  • Classic Cooking Techniques and Preparation
  • Breakfast Cookery
  • Poultry, Beef, Pork, Fish, and Vegetarian Cooking
  • Sous Chef Practice and Instruction


Skills Beyond the Kitchen

  • Food Safety Training—ServSafe Manager Certification
  • Job Interview Skills and Job Readiness
  • Time Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Team-building
  • First AID/CPR
  • Support/Guidance from staff

Looking to hire? Want to learn more?

For more information on hiring graduates, please contact our Employment Specialist, Anne King, anne@secondhelpings.org or (317) 632-2664 ext. 139. If you’d like to learn more about the program or participating as a guest instructor, you can reach Tonya, Culinary Job Training Coordinator, tonya@secondhelpings.org or (317) 632-2664 ext. 114.