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An Evening with Chef Jeff – from the Streets to the Stove to FCTC
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EST)
St Augustine, FL
First Coast Technical College welcomes nationally acclaimed culinarian, television personality and New York Times best-selling author, Chef Jeff Henderson, on Wed., Feb. 20th at 7 p.m.
FCTC’s evening with Chef Jeff will feature his rendition of how his discovery of food was the catalyst for professional success, and will be followed by a signing of his bestselling memoir, COOKED.
All proceeds benefit FCTC’s Fresh Starts in Culinary Arts, which will provide training for our homeless neighbors who desire to pursue their dreams in the culinary world. Graduates of Fresh Starts will be credentialed and ready for employment in food services, or they may decide to transfer into FCTC’s award-winning School of Culinary Arts, for advanced training.
While there can only be one Chef Jeff, who knows how many locals will be inspired to follow in his footsteps and make their mark in the food industry, as they write their own stories of personal triumph over adversity? The answer to this may lie in the delivery of innovative opportunities, such as Fresh Starts, and the outpouring of support from a community that catches the contagious impact of Chef Jeff’s belief in the yearning and ability of the human spirit to rise to the pinnacle of excellence.
This intimate evening with Chef Jeff, in FCTC’s Conference Center, is available to 400 guests. Tickets are $20 and Sponsorships are available. For tickets, visit www.fctc.edu or contact Jill Miller at 907-547-3386 or email@example.com.
To learn more about Chef Jeff, visit www.chefjefflive.com
When & Where
First Coast Technical College
Founded in 1965 asSt. AugustineTechnical Center, First Coast Technical College (FCTC) isFlorida’s first postsecondary charter school, servingSt. Johns, Putnam, and Clay counties to provide career and technical training for adults and high school students. Today,FirstCoastTechnicalCollegeoffers training in more than 28 careers. FCTC features career counseling, financial aid for students who qualify and placement assistance to assist graduates in obtaining employment.
In addition,First Coast Technical College is committed to preparing people for employment and furthering the education of those already in the workforce. FCTC provides professional, continuing education and customized training for local businesses, agencies, and organizations. Computer, customer service, and leadership seminars enable area employees to advance in today’s competitive job market. FCTC’s Adult Education Department provides adult basic educational skill training, high school completion for adults, preparation for the GED exam, and English classes for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
In support of its mission to prepare students for the workforce, FCTC also has a demonstrated history of developing programs for underserved and at-risk populations. These programs include successful culinary arts programs for both the homeless and prison populations. FCTC previously established a successful culinary arts program for the homeless at the Clara White Mission which continues to graduate and certify students under the auspices of theMission. In addition, FCTC’s culinary arts program partners with PRIDE to offer culinary training courses that lead to industry certifications forFloridaprisoners. These programs have demonstrated success in graduates passing certification exams and finding gainful employment in the food service industry upon release.
FCTC will be expanding these opportunities with a new culinary program for area homeless. The “FCTC Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program” will provide rigorous and relevant training that will allow graduates to receive certification from the American Culinary Federation, local and national health departments and industry professionals. This training is designed to help graduates become readily employed in the third fastest growing occupation inFlorida– foodservice occupations – or for transfer into FCTC’s Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts Program.