Aaron McCargo, Jr. teaches a cooking class at the Cathedral Kitchen Oct. 14.

Aaron McCargo, Jr. teaches a cooking class at the Cathedral Kitchen Oct. 14.

aaronmccargojr-webCAMDEN — Aaron McCargo, Jr. of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House” visited the Cathedral Kitchen Oct. 14 to demonstrate grilling techniques, as well as provide his own personal insights on how to succeed in the culinary field.

Cathedral Kitchen (CK), a nonprofit organization that has been feeding the poor of Camden since 1976, is in the middle of its second 16-week Culinary Arts Training Program.

CK recruits culinary students from homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, halfway houses, CK’s dinner client population and other organizations that operate within the Camden community. Each enrolled student is currently unemployed or underemployed and at high risk of becoming homeless should he or she not gain the skills to become employable.

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