As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, Cultivate Culinary School & Catering is devoted to ending the cycle of joblessness, poverty, and hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service and job training in the culinary arts.

In the fall of 2016, motivated and founded by faith, Cultivate launched programs focused on serving the underserved in northeast Indiana. Looking at James 1:27, “God considers it pure and genuine love to help someone in need.” With this in mind, we gave ourselves the challenge to feed 5,000 meals per week (Mathew 14:13-21).

Join with us to provide food and career opportunities to the most vulnerable in our community. Your donations and volunteer time is invaluable to changing lives in St. Joseph county.

Meet the Staff

Randy Z

Randy Z

General Manager and Co-Founder

Rob Jagger

Rob Jagger

Vice President

Jim Conklin

Jim Conklin

President and Co-Founder