Congratulations to Chef Eric Cox, ABCCM’s director of food service operations, and Rachel Wilson, a case manager with our Veterans Services of the Carolinas ministry!
Chef Cox, who is an instructor in A-B Tech’s culinary program, was recently named the school’s Continuing Educator of the Year and was recognized at A-B Tech’s graduation ceremony in May. Chef Cox teaches his culinary courses at the VRQ and many of his students are VRQ and Steadfast House residents, including both veteran and civilian men and women.
Rachel works closely with Chef Cox to help veterans succeed in the culinary course and gain living-wage jobs in Asheville’s busy culinary industry. She and the culinary program were profiled in a spotlight article in a National Veterans Technical Assistance Center newsletter. Thanks to the dedication of these staff members, the program’s job placement rate is nearly 100 percent.