When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Empanadas!

The Crazy Empanada

Chef entrepreneur Aracelis Hernandez usually spends a lot of time in the spring at her booth at the Augusta Market. But with the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of the market, Hernandez found herself without a significant revenue source or a place to create and serve her Latin fusion cuisine.

Culinary Arts Classes: Tips for Success

As you begin your journey to a culinary arts education, it’s important to have a plan to maximize your experience in every class. Helms College is committed to providing students the knowledge, skills and experiential learning they need for a successful career—and when students invest in their own education as well, the returns are endless. […]

In my wildest dreams…

If you would have asked me a few months ago would I consider working in a commercial kitchen at the Masters Golf Tournament, I would have said NO WAY!! My husband and I have attended the prestigious event many times over the years, but never once did we consider what went on behind the scenes. […]

10 Things to Know About Career Training School

things to know about career training school

Career training schools like Helms College—a private, nonprofit postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc.—prepare students for a variety of skilled jobs, offering alternatives to traditional university or 4-year degree programs. So how do you know if our programs are right for you? To help you decide, here are 10 key […]

Finding the Culinary Arts program that’s right for you

In the booming restaurant and food service industries, formal culinary arts training can give you a leg up on other candidates as you begin your career. So how do you find the best fit for your goals, your budget and your busy life? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you choose […]

Medical assistant programs: in demand in 2019

Are you ready to start a career in a fast-growing healthcare field? This is your year! Primary care doctors and clinics need medical assistants on the front lines of patient care and administration. They are often one of the first faces a patient sees at check-in or in the exam room, responsible for providing a […]

Holiday season keeps healthcare workers busy

health services providers

For most people, the holidays are a time of celebration, giving, and gatherings. But injuries and chronic conditions don’t take time off, making it a busy stretch of the year for health services providers. Here are some of the reasons these employees may find themselves in high demand during the holiday season. Seasonal illness and […]

Five Ways to Succeed as a Patient Care Technician Student

Patient Care Technicians are on the front lines of health care—working in hospitals and large patient care facilities to assist doctors and nurses with patient care, monitor EKGs, take vital signs, collect lab specimens, and help patients with basic tasks and hygiene. While these technical skills are critical, at Helms College, we know student success […]

Helms in the News: Vossenberg named Southeastern Chef Educator of the Year

Vossenberg named Southeastern Chef Educator of the Year

When you take culinary arts courses at Helms College, you know you’re learning from award-winning culinary educators—like culinary instructor Peter Vossenberg. Vossenberg was recently featured in the Augusta Chronicle for receiving the 2018 Southeastern Chef Educator of the Year award. Presented by the American Culinary Federation, the award pays tribute to an active culinary educator […]

Tips for Networking in the Culinary Industry

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Whether your plan is to be an executive chef, caterer, or restaurant manager, you’ll need to network with people in your profession who can help you reach your goals. Putting yourself out there and meeting new people can seem intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few first steps to make those all-important […]