Food Bank graduates more culinary students

By Joe Irizarry 4:19pm, August 5, 2014
Eight students from the Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware's Milford branch graduate.

WDEL's Joe Irizarry has more.

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This is the third class to graduate since the culinary school started in Milford .

The students go through 14 weeks of developing skills like proper knife handling techniques, and the complete a two-week internship to prepare them for entry-level jobs in the food industry.

Chef instructor Tim Hunter says he prepares the students as if they're in a job.

"I don't sugarcoat things for 'em. I'm not the nicest guy in the kitchen sometimes, but that's the way it's going to be out there, so I try to keep it as real for them as I can," said Hunter.

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Four of the eight students already have jobs at businesses like Catch 54, Jimmy's Grille, Verde Italian School and the Duncan Center.

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