Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Salvation Army School of Culinary Arts

Teaching culinary skills, promoting self-respect, building self-sufficiency and strengthening the individual and the family

The Chattanooga Salvation Army's School of Culinary Arts 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 service careers.

The students learn food and 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.

Instructor Terry Epps, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, consults with chefs and culinary instructors throughout Greater Chattanooga. He brings these experiences, skills and lessons into the lives of his students. "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 building character and confidence," says Chef Terry Epps.

For more information on this exciting program, please call 423-756-1023 .