Salvation Army graduates fifth group of cooks

April 27, 2010 2:43:50 PM PDT
A group of homeless veterans in Illinois are on their way to a better life and new careers in the culinary arts.

The fifth group has graduated from the Salvation Army's School for Cooks in Springfield. Nine veterans graduated from the eight-week program Monday.

Their first task was to serve up delicious prime rib, shrimp and asparagus for guests at a restaurant in Springfield. The School for Cooks program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs.