Veterans Trade Uniforms for Chef’s JacketsJuly 13, 2017 | :
by Ryan McKinnon
Five military veterans stand at work stations in the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee’s Culinary Innovation Laboratory in Lakewood Ranch. Armed with whisks, the former soldiers’ military uniforms have been replaced by white double-breasted chef’s jackets.
All eyes are on their instructor, former battlefield paramedic Bryan Jacobs, who is teaching the students how to make a roux.