Second Harvest’s Culinary Arts Center is the home of our Culinary Arts programs, which include First Harvest Café and Catering Services. The center is also used for food handling safety classes, food product testing and cooking demonstrations for Second Harvest’s Partner Agencies, supporters and clients.
First Harvest Café
Executive Chef Mark Rubin prepares a buffet meal every Wednesday and Friday at our First Harvest Café, located in the Culinary Arts Center at Second Harvest. You can enjoy an express lunch every Wednesday for $8 or an all-you-can-enjoy themed lunch buffet every Friday for $12. Wednesday and Friday lunches are open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can find menu listings on our event calendar or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you are interested in receiving an email on Tuesdays with the weekly menu, please contact us to opt-in to the First Harvest Café email distribution. You can enjoy your lunch knowing you are supporting our mission to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in the greater Nashville community.
Second Harvest Catering Services
Second Harvest's Culinary Arts Center can cater your next event! Our experienced chefs offer extensive fresh and flavorful breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, or collaborate with our chefs to create a custom menu for your event. View our Catering Guide for menus and pricing. Contact Jennie Thomas, 615-627-1623, or email@example.com, to begin planning your catered event today!
Second Harvest Facility Rental
Second Harvest offers the ideal environment for meetings and events throughout the year. Our facility and catering services are meant to better serve our community and donors by providing rental space and catering. Proceeds from our facility and catering services provide funding for the programs and services of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. With several meeting rooms and layouts available, our facility can accommodate groups less than 10 or up to 200. For additional details, view our Facility Rental Guide and our Policies and Procedures. Interested in reserving our space? Please fill out the Facility Rental Form to begin planning your event.