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Cuesta Culinary Program creates meals for CAPSLO Homeless Center

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 22:04:12-04

The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo is getting a sneak peek at the Cuesta College Culinary Arts class that has been serving up meals for CAPSLO’s Homeless Services Center at 40 Prado.

The culinary students are dishing up breakfast items, sides and pot-pie dinners for the center in exchange for using its kitchen and meeting place. The program is a part of Cuesta College’s mission to inspire students to reach their educational goals by creating an inclusive environment.

Culinary classes will continue to take classes at the 40 Prado facility thanks to a grant from the Foundation of San Luis Obispo given to several clients of Restorative Partners.

40 Prado is a 24-hour homeless center that opened in fall of 2018. From December 2018 to May of 2019, the center served more than 900 individuals. It provides services such as healthcare, shelter, meals, showers and internet access.

The Culinary Certification of Specialization allows students to learn job skills within the field of Culinary Arts. The program infuses academics and lab trainings with real-life experiences to meet requirements in entry-level employment.