For all you restaurateurs who've ever whined about the shortage of skilled kitchen labor, a little bit of help is on the way. St. Luke's Community House has launched a free 12-week culinary training course aimed at giving participants the skills to move out of the lowest-paying jobs in the food service industry. The inaugural class of eight students kicked off July 9 and will follow a curriculum based on the Nashville State culinary program.
St. Luke's is now looking for volunteers—chefs and restaurateurs—to speak to the class over the next couple months regarding various aspects of the restaurant industry. There are still four openings for students in the class. If you are interested in participating or visiting as a guest speaker, call Rebecca Anderson, director of community and workforce development at 350-1143.