Chef Cooks Up A Culinary Arts Training Program For The Salvation Army | TODAY

Chef Cooks Up A Culinary Arts Training Program For The Salvation Army | TODAY


>>>AND NOW OUR CONTINUING SERIES “HOPEFUL HOLIDAYS.” CHEF TIMOTHY TUCKER HAD AN IDEA. TEACH A FULL CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING CHEFS THROUGH THE SALVATION ARMY. HMM. AND WHEN PATRICIA HEARD ABOUT IT, IT WAS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS. WATCH. *>>MY DREAM WAS TO BE HERE AND TO BE A SHEFR ACHEF, AND I NEVER THOUGHT 2 WOUIT WOULD HAPPEN THE WAY IT DID.>>Reporter: PATRICIA WOULD OFTEN DREAM OF ONE DAY BEING CHEF PATRICIA. THE WIFE ALSO CARING FOR AIR AILING GRANDMOTHER DIDN’T HAVE THE RESOURCES, HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR EVE AN JOB TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. THEN SHE GOT AN E-MAIL ABOUT A NEW FREE CULINARY PROGRAM THAT OPENED IN HER HOME TOWN OF DORCHESTER.>>IMMEDIATELY I CALLED I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE BUT HAVE YOU HAVING A FREE CULINARY PROGRAM?>>Reporter: IT WAS, IN FACT, TRUE. CREATED BY THE SALVE ALLEGATIATION ARMY AND RUN BY A FIVE-STAR RESTAURANT CHEF GIVING STUDENTS A NEW CAREER IN THE KITCHEN.>>I THINK WE ARE THE VEHICLE TO HELP CHANGE LIVES.>>Reporter: EACH TEN-WEEK COURSE HAS 12 STUDENTS INTERVIEWED AND HAND PICKED BY THE CHEF AND HIS TEAM. OVER 125 GRADUATES WITH OVER 75% SECURING FULL-TIME JOBS WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH OF GRADUATION.>>WE TREAT EACH STUDENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND TRY TO HELP THEM GET TO WHEREVER THEY NEED TO GO AND TREAT IT AS A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB.>>Reporter: BY DESIGN, THE PROGRAM DOESN’T JUST TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO MAKE A MEAL. LIFE COACHING IS ALSO PART OF THE CURRICULUM.>>THAT’S THE THING WITH THIS PROGRAM. IT’S TEACHING YOU HOW TO COOK, BUT IT’S TEACHING YOU WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU LEAVE HERE. IT’S TEACHING YOU HOW TO SHOW UP TO WORK ON TIME, AND PREPARING US FOR THE WORK FIELD.>>Reporter: PATRICIA SAYS SHE WAS A SPONGE DURING THE COURSE AND AFTER GRADUATION DECIDED SHE WANTED MORE THAN JUST THE TITLE OF CHEF. SHE WANTED TO OWN HER OWN BUSINESS.>>I’M LIKE, ME? A BUSINESS OWNOWNER? ARE YOU KIDDING? BUT IT’S NOT SOMETHING I THOUGHT I COULD GIVE UP ON. AS UNBELIEVABLE IT WAS, IT WAS BELIEVABLE AT THE SAME TIME. I COULDN’T HELP BUT BELIEVE IT.>>Reporter: ONE YEAR LATER IT CAME TRUE. CHEF PATRICIA IS OWNER OF A RESTAURANT IN BOSTON.>>SHE OWNS HER OWN BUSINESS. SHE TOOK EVERYTHING SHE LEARNED, APPLIED IT AND WENT ON AND STARTED EMPLOYING HER STUDENTS.>>Reporter: PAYING IT FORWARD TOWARDS A CHANCE THAT MADE HER DREAMS A REALITY.>>HE’S MADE AN EVER-LASTING IMPACT THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY, BECAUSE NOW I’M A CHEF, AND HE ENCOURAGED ME TO ALWAYS BE A STUDENT, EVEN AFTER I LEFT THE CLASS. TO CONTINUE TO BE A STUDENT.>>Reporter: ALWAYS LEARNING. ALWAYS BELIEVING. PATRICIA’S NEW RECIPE FOR SUCCESS. CHEF TIMOTHY TUCKER AND FELLOW CHEF AND SALVATION ARMY CULINARY

5 thoughts on “Chef Cooks Up A Culinary Arts Training Program For The Salvation Army | TODAY”

  1. Megyn Kelly proved it again – she’s an ignoramus.
    “What is this? Roasted chicken?”
    “Where do I get this chicken?”

  2. Women most jobs men are doing very well like best chefs are men's, best tailors are men, best gynaecologist are men………….but this women proved that she too is………BEST CHEF…as to become a chef professionally is not easy a lot of comittment and interest is needed to make it a big business… Keep it up..

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