Chef finds new career helping homeless

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Chef finds new career helping homeless

Heather Hinsley uses her culinary passion to help at Manna soup kitchen
Heather Hinsley, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, who considered studying social work in college, said leading the Manna Culinary Program combines her passion for cooking with her desire to help people.
Micheal Cooper works with Heather Hinsley, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, on Thursday as the fall 2018 class of the Manna Culinary Program prepares its showcase meal for the program supporters.
Heather Hinsley, left, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, and Lucy Kitsao, one of her students, serve appetizers during Thursday’s showcase graduation meal at Manna.
Manna culinary classes

The Manna soup kitchen Culinary Program’s next 10-week culinary class will start in spring 2019.
Culinary Manager Heather Hinsley will lead the course with teachings by guest chefs.
The program seeks to launch careers in the culinary industry for people seeking greater self-sufficiency. Along with sharpening culinary skills in a commercial kitchen, the program looks to bolster life skills.
Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch provided by Manna.
Cost is $1,000, but full scholarships are available to those in need.
For more information about classes, email manager@mannaculinary.com or call Manna at 385-5095, extension 4.

Chef finds new career helping homeless

Heather Hinsley, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, who considered studying social work in college, said leading the Manna Culinary Program combines her passion for cooking with her desire to help people.
Micheal Cooper works with Heather Hinsley, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, on Thursday as the fall 2018 class of the Manna Culinary Program prepares its showcase meal for the program supporters.
Heather Hinsley, left, culinary manager at Manna soup kitchen, and Lucy Kitsao, one of her students, serve appetizers during Thursday’s showcase graduation meal at Manna.
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