Culinary Job Training

Graduates of our free job training program change their lives. 

Meet Lawanzer Perkins who graduated in 2013 and has changed her life.

Each student is provided with uniforms, textbooks and other assistance so they can concentrate on their training with fewer distractions. Students can expect homework each night, plus quizzes and tests.

Each step in the 7-week program ensures students are focused on mastering lessons and skills taught each day.

Instructors take time to answer questions and offer advice to make sure students are able to master the skills needed. Second Helpings offers more, too. Each student receives financial literacy training with BMO Harris Bank, and resumes and job interview training and practice. Students have job placement assistance and case management services from our partners at the John H. Boner Community Center.

Second Helpings’ Culinary Job Training program is a “Program of Excellence” by the American Culinary Federation.

Each Second Helpings graduate is eligible for 5 credit hours from the culinary program at Ivy Tech Community College and ServSafe Certification.

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Ready to apply?

Your first step is to attend an information session at Second Helpings:

  • Wednesday, September 27th at 10am
  • Friday, September 29th at 2pm
  • Friday, October 6th at 10am

For additional questions, contact Karissa Morris, Administrative Program Specialist; at or 317-632-2664 ext. 114


Click on the pictures below to get a look at what students experience during their training.

These organizations are proud to support the Culinary Job Training Program

and The Brave Heart Foundation