Culinary Arts

Feeding, Fulfilling, Training  


Learning transferable work skills will absolutely increase the chance of a successful professional life. Learning who we really work for and what matters in an eternal perspective is the MOST valuable thing that our students learn.

Infusing real work and culinary skills with biblical truth and a message of salvation and Hope makes the career training at South Side Mission a little different. Our graduates make the grade by giving their employers the best of themselves while they create a new history for their family.

Culinary Arts is a growing field and may be the right choice if you have a heart for service and a flair for excellence. This class is a great breakthrough for the career track for the unemployed or underemployed. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and be hungry for positive change.

For more information, call us at South Side Mission at (309) 676-4604.

soup kitchen

Feeding the hungry

Our soup kitchen serves free lunch Monday through Friday and is open to everyone in our community. Guests can expect to receive great food every time they come, but more importantly, they can also expect to receive an encouraging word and biblical message presented by one of several visiting or staff pastors. This ministry feeds 125-150 people each week and is a tremendous blessing to those who just need a little extra help with food.

Doors open each day between 11:45 AM and Noon. Guests should arrive on time, as no late arrivals are allowed entry.