Community Caring Center of Palm Beach County, Inc. 

   "Creating A Healthier Community" Initiative    

International Kenetic Art Show, Grand Opening VIP Reception, February 1, 2019, was catered by the Secret Garden, Culinary Business Development Center's Businesses and Students.

February 1st - Grand Opening VIP Reception

Secret Garden Culinary Business Dev Center's Existing Businesses & Caterers: Chef Steven R. Jones, A Perfect Package, LLC, BJ DeGolyer, Sassy Palate, LLC, and Chef Eduardo Percival, Senior Meals Chef, John Holbrook, Pitbull BBQ Sauce.  

Secret Garden's Culinary Students, who are up and coming businesses: Carline Regis, Haitian Cuisine, Josephine Dachoute, Theo Ennis, Front of the House At Your Service, Malissa Hill, LWR Catering. 

February 2nd & 3rd - Volunteer's lunches and Exhibitor's Special Saturday Night Dinner Gathering: Dean Balka, Infusions Cafe, Inc. 

(Pictured above) Secret Garden
Culinary Food Prep Class I Graduation held on 

Thursday, September 28th 5:30 PM
Sponsored by PBC - Community Action Program

Class I Photo Gallery

6-week  FREE classes
Vocational Training: Food Preparation Classes
Culinary Small Business Development - Entrepreneur Classes
"Smart Money for Small Business" 

Vocational Culinary Training

Secret Garden Café, A Culinary Business Development Center

410 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.

Boynton Beach, FL 33435


Vocational Training & Small Business Development

9- week training and assistance with job placement

Food Preparation Classes

Food Prep Classes begin - 6 PM Tuesday, May 22

Sanitation - food borne illnesses, personal hygiene & grooming

OSHA regulations

How to handle and store food, proper time & temperature controls testing and shipping

Receiving food properly, food inspections

Kitchen safety, knife use and safety, disaster/risk management

Basic Kitchen Skills, State Testing through Florida Safe Staff, Food Handlers Certification

Entrepreneur Classes – “How to Start Your Own Business”

Entrepreneur Classes begin ~ 6 PM Monday, May 21

FDIC Classes “Smart Money for Small Businesses” includes Organizational Types, Record Keeping, Financial Responsibilities, Credit, Insurance, Taxes, Time Management, Menu Planning, Costing & Pricing, Business Plan Development, Social Media Integration, and Branding


All must be income certified prior to class participation through Community Action Program, 

it is a requirement of the program funding,

HOWEVER, does not determine your eligibility to participate.

You must attend all 9 classes and provide 8 hrs per week internship with Secret Garden’s Incubator 

Program and CCC’s (a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization) programs for Chronic Meal, 

Senior Meals, Affordable Food, & Food Pantry Programs


Class provides based on class selection and participation

Classroom materials, basic chef attire (aprons, hats, jackets, knife sets), testing and food handlers certification 

for employment, Certificates of Completion, Business Plan, opportunities to caterer and work 

with celebrity chefs, resume assistance and participation in a culinary Job Fair 

prior to the start of the 2018/19 Culinary Season

Registration for Class III  is open, applications can be made at the Secret Garden Cafe, 410 East Boynton Beach Blvd.

Class sizes are limited to 15, participation on a first come basis. 

Classes begin at 6 PM

Monday for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday Food Prep Classes

complete form to the right.....

This program is offered in partnership with Palm Beach County, Community Action Program. 

Technical Assistance provided by International Enterprise Development, Inc. and PNC Bank