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. Second Helpings’ Culinary Job Training program is a “Program of Excellence” by the American Culinary Federation, and is taught by two professional chefs on staff, and guest chef instructors who come straight from the industry to teach specialty skills. Instructors take time to answer questions and offer advice to make sure students are able to master the skills needed.

Our Culinary Job Training program offers skills beyond the kitchen, too. Each student receives financial literacy training with BMO Harris Bank, and resume and job interview training with human resources professionals. Students have in-house job placement assistance from our staff Employment Specialist, and job search training from our partners at the John H. Boner Community Center.

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. You don’t need to bring anything to these sessions, but feel free to bring friends and family members who are also interested in the program.

  • Wednesday, November 22nd at 10am
  • Wednesday, November 29th at 2pm
  • Friday, December 1st at 10am

For additional questions, contact Karissa Morris, Administrative Program Specialist; at karissa@secondhelpings.org 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