School of Culinary Arts Graduation
The Chattanooga Salvation Army's School of Culinary Arts under the direction of Chef Terry Epps is a life-changing, twelve-week job training/internship program that teaches homeless and low income persons the basic skills of meal preparation for entry into food services. "This is not only a program designed to teach each student the art of culinary, but this program is designed to change their lives by changing their circumstances through character building and confidence," says Chef Terry Epps.
The students learn food & kitchen safety and sanitation, proper use of equipment including basic knife skills, cooking theory and techniques, serving methods, kitchen operations and even environmentally friendly gardening. Through their lessons the students begin to impart their own style and creativity to their dishes allowing them to move from simply making food to taking the first step toward a rewarding culinary career.
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