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Homeless learn to cook for free

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An Owensboro woman recently started a culinary program, but the students don't have to pay a dime to join.

If you can't take the heat, you don't have to get out of Kim Jagoe's kitchen.

Chef Jagoe recently opened a culinary training program for homeless men in Owensboro.

"It's the opposite of a soup kitchen," says Chef Jagoe. "It takes the people who would normally be coming to soup kitchens and gives them culinary skills during the week."

James Kimes stays at St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter in Owensboro.

He joined the simple path program five weeks ago because of his passion for cooking.

"I like to prepare things," says Kines. "Cut tomatoes, lettuce."

The group comes up with a menu on Monday and buys organic food that they prepare from scratch later in the week.

The food is served on Friday to the public at New Life Baptist Church for a small donation and the men hope you will give their dishes a try for a $5 donation you can have lunch here and the money goes back into the program.

Chef Jagoe says for far two men in the program have gotten jobs and one of them in the restaurant business.

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