Sometimes it’s better to show than tell.
That’s exactly what a group of ChefStart students did as local employers stopped by the Social Development Commission (SDC) Teutonia to taste chili from our ChefStart students.
ChefStart students made chili for a fun chili cook-off contest. The students are finishing SDC’s six-week culinary and job readiness training program. The ChefStart program prepares adults with skills to move from a home cook to a chef in a commercial kitchen.
- Myron Smith, Owner, Culver’s of Midtown
- Gregory and Janice Johnson, Owners, On the Bayou
- Jeannie Carr, Owner, Greens and Things
- These ChefStart students will graduate with extensive hands-on training.
- Graduates get good paying jobs with companies including the Pfister Hotel, Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. One graduate just landed a culinary apprenticeship with Aurora Health Care.
- The current job market looks good. Some employers are offering higher wages and more benefits to attract good employees.