“Hardships are why we succeed.” Women, especially mothers, shine at Providence Culinary

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

“I love that it has to be just so,” Mary Moore says, smiling and running her hands over the tablecloth, smoothing it. “Just perfect.”

Mary is sitting in a beam of sunlight in Second Harvest’s Providence Restaurant in Winston-Salem, taking a short break from her duties back-of-the-house. A graduate of Second Harvest’s Providence Culinary Training, Mary knew she wanted to work at Providence the first time she and her classmates visited. Now she is finishing up the two-year Hospitality Residency Program at the restaurant, and she is learning the ins and outs of the industry. She has a very peaceable demeanor, and her face is rosy and kind.