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Fresh Starts is a community benefit of the
St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival

Second Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, October 21-26

Often when one hears a great idea, it’s recognized as a great idea straight away. That’s the way it was with training homeless in the culinary arts. The first time we heard about Jose Andres and the DC Central Kitchen training program in Washington D.C. we knew it was something that would be a perfect fit for St. Augustine.

News of the DC Central Kitchen came from Harvey Steiman, Senior Editor of Wine Spectator, who had interviewed America’s most famous Spanish chef, Jose Andres. The 450th Commemoration, producers of the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, were looking for a way to entice Chef Andres to attend and take part in the festival and the idea was developed to attract his attention with a local program that mimics his favorite charity.

St. Augustine’s Fresh Starts in the Culinary Arts program at First Coast Technical College (FCTC) is a perfect example. When the idea was first brought to the leadership at FCTC, along with a commitment to help fund the program’s first year, it was immediately recognized as a winner. FCTC took the idea to St. Francis House, and with some additional support from other local charities, and FCTC chefs, Fresh Starts was born.

Now, with the approach of the Second Annual St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, October 21-26, Fresh Starts has already graduated six students, three of whom have found employment in the foodservice industry and three who are heading back to class at FCTC to earn a degree in culinary arts. All proceeds from the festival’s opening event, a luncheon at FCTC, will benefit Fresh Starts. For ticket information go to www.Spanishwinefestival.com

For more information, contact Charlie Seraphin, President of the Board of the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival and Marketing Strategist for the 450th Commemoration. 904-209-4227 or cseraphin@citystaug.com.

For information about St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration, visit www.staugustine-450.com.

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