ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a special day for seven new graduates of the Second Harvest food bank's new culinary school.
One grad will stay in the kitchen where they learned the
"This is just a beginning. Going through this program has given me a foundation to understand what I have to do and where I want to go," Carroll said.
In fact, all the grads either have jobs already or have multiple companies competing for them. The day was big enough that Sen. Bill Nelson said personal congratulations.
"People who were down on their luck now have a skill that is
The program doesn't end with the inaugural class. A new class will soon start the free program that culinary schools normally charge thousands of dollars for.
Students said they get more than just cooking
The new class of students is about to begin and because the first class learned so quickly, the program was accelerated to 12 weeks instead of 16 weeks.