Chattanooga Salvation Army Culinary School Honors New Class of Chefs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Three graduates of The Salvation Army of Chattanooga’s School of Culinary Arts said, “Bon appétit,” at their graduation ceremony on Friday, November 8, 2013. The Chattanooga Salvation Army’s School of Culinary…

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High-profile Chef Joins Salvation Army

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Jeff Ansorge had spent eight years as executive chef at one of the finest and most prestigious restaurants in Minneapolis. But when he became a Christian two years ago, he just couldn’t do the job anymore. Something had changed.

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Mama D’s Comfort Food for Men in Need

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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The term “comfort food” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to the food provided at The Salvation Army Men’s Hope Center in Norfolk, VA. The…

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Cultivating a Future

Monday, September 26, 2011

Congrats to the newest graduates of The Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Culinary School! Most graduates have planned for years for such a milestone. For the record 614 grads that received their diplomas last week, this was a rather unexpected achievement.

Just 15 weeks earlier, students like Chef Augusto Rivera were out of life options. A sordid past of drugs, alcohol and homelessness had him questioning where he would live or to whom he would turn. A time-to-time recipient of Salvation Army meals, his decision one day to instead serve the food sparked a desire within him to cook. When The Salvation Army’s Culinary School Program became available, he made a decision to completely turn his life around.

Thanks to the training he received through The Salvation Army Culinary Program, Augusto’s newly-honed skills landed him a job as Assistant to Class Instructor Chef Terry Epps.

Augusto is just one example of many newly-trained chefs who, amid unforgettable pasts of unfortunate events or poor life decisions, desire to end their homelessness, addictions and sadness.

Chef Terry is proud of his class- especially since all 614 have been hired since graduating!

Congrats, Grads!

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