Veterans Trade Uniforms for Chef’s Jackets

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 Armed with whisks, the former soldiers’ military uniforms have been replaced by white double-breasted chef’s jackets.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.

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