Program helps Brooklyn's homeless learn to cook

A special five-course meal was served Tuesday at a homeless shelter in Brooklyn.



The meal was the culmination of an eight-week culinary course in which chefs learned everything from baking to knife skills. It's sponsored by the Doe Fund, which helps the homeless transition to a new life.



The program is the second of its kind at the Bedford-Stuyvesant shelter.



Five graduates from the first class got jobs in restaurant kitchens.



The chefs in training served dinner at the shelter twice a week to prepare for Tuesday. The special meal included oysters, crab and panna cotta.


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