Caridad Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program Graduates its 2nd Class on November 16thby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Nov. 19, 2012, under Press Releases
Caridad Community Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program graduated its second class of seven students on Friday, November 16, 2012. The ceremony concluded with a banquet prepared by the graduating students and served to family and friends. The students are:
Dana J. Spradley, Karen Dahl, Kenneth W. Mizelle, Dwayne Gibson, Mary Ann Smith, Damien R. Calderon and Leonard E. Redmond.
Students began the training program on September 10th with a comprehensive ten week curriculum that has been designed by Chef Jon Wirtis and Debbie Purdon to prepare the students for a career in culinary arts. To select students for the program, they targeted recent and long-term unemployed individuals who are seeking training or retraining in the food service and restaurant industry. The students were selected from the partnering agencies that help with the distribution of Caridad’s prepared meals. Caridad currently provides 14,000 meals per month to members of our community at several congregate feeding sites in Tucson.
Congratulations to two graduates of Caridad’s first Culinary Class. Steven Noriega has been employed by the Olive Garden in the Tucson Mall and Fred Fisher is employed by Boca’s Tacos.
Caridad Community Kitchen is located at 845 North Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 (at the SW corner of Main and 2nd Street). It is known as the Father Joseph W. Baker building.
For more information, contact Chef Jon Wirtis at (520) 882-5641 or Debbie Purdon at (520) 603-2882