Meet mom and new chef – Brandy

Congratulations to Gilead House mom, Brandy, for graduating from Fresh Starts Culinary Academy. The cooking school is part of Homeward Bound’s job training program, serving low-income students from the community as well as Homeward Bound residents.

The intensive 8-week course prepares students for jobs in the busy culinary industry and is certified by the American Culinary Federation. The course includes food preparation and safety, recipe sizing, knife skills, food service, and “life skills”— like teamwork and conflict resolution. Hands-on experience is a key part of the program.

Gilead House is thrilled that Brandy was able to participate in the program and meet her goal to become a chef. She did such a great job, Homeward Bound is keeping her on their cooking staff.