We Are a Love-Based Ministry Providing HOPE

for our Community through Meals, Resources, Connections, and Education.

What an amazing event!
Thank you everyone who came out and supported our mission for 2023! Our Gratitude Gala was a beautiful night with great food, good company and lots of love! We can’t do this without you and are blessed beyond measure! Thank you everyone for making it possible to keep our mission of providing HOPE moving into the new year.

We Have Gone Back to Our Roots

Providing meals and resources
to the community in Apache Junction, Arizona.

 

We are excited to partner with Genesis Project. They have been serving the homeless for over a decade. We are blessed for their partnership and allowing us to have our outreach there. We would love to have you join us. Please check our event calendar for outreach days and times.

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Help Other Side Ministries by donating today! All donations go towards making a difference in our community and the lives of our students.

past students testimonials

What I enjoyed about the culinary classes is that it showed me more unique ways of cooking and showed me knife skills and it was great how I got to help serve guests at the catering events. After these classes I took what I learned and signed up for culinary at school and it made everything easier, and I get to help show some of the cooking techniques I learned to others in school
Oryion Durant
Graduated 2022
My name is Meshaun and I had the pleasure of being in the first cooking class with Other Side Ministries. Being a home cook I wanted to expand my knowledge in the kitchen. I learned so much from Jason from mis en place to seasoning and knife skills. Jason was very patient and knowledgeable. I would really recommend this class to anyone who wants to work in a commercial kitchen. This class really set the foundation for cooking and safety in the kitchen. Thank you so much Jason!
Meshaun Hamilton
Graduated 2019
There are people you meet in life and things that you go through that change you. When I heard about Otherside Ministries and learned that there was a class I could take to improve my cooking skills and knowledge I had to apply. Taking this course with Chef Jason was one of the best things I could have ever done! Not only did I learn more about cooking and working as a team, I learned more about myself. I learned how to push forward even when days were hard. I learned that even when I didn't want to travel to class I still would because I had a team of people counting on me. It was such a welcoming environment that has helped me teach my children how to cook and to continue cooking for the people I love and to do a little bit of catering on the side. Chef Jason has been an inspiration to me in so many ways. Anyone who has the opportunity to take this class should! You will grow as a person and learn so many useful skills and even find employment doing something that you love. It will teach you to love and respect the art of cooking.
Alaina Locke Hopkins
Graduated 2019
I am grateful for Other Side Ministries Culinary School. Chef Jason has taught me the skills needed to obtain high end jobs in the restaurant business. Through Other Side Ministries my life has changed for the better and keeps getting better. Other Side Ministry is changing lives, Thank you GOD for Other Side Ministers. Amen
Arthur Preston III
Graduated 2019
Chef Jason.. I want again to thank you for giving my daughter and myself the opportunity to attend the otherside ministry's culinary arts class # 4. At the time I had been retired and on social security disability and wasn't planning on returning to work, I attended because my daughter wanted to go. As it turned out 3 years ago you sent me to the original burrito company where I still work today,although part time. I made some really good friends there. My wife and I had fun volunteering for the outreach program to help feed the homeless..unfortunately we are exceptionally busy these days. Again chef, thank you for letting us be a part of this program.
David Hopkins
Graduated 2020

Other Side Ministries is a Hands-On Mentorship Program Tailored to Train Homeless and At-Risk Individuals

With your support, Other Side Ministries is prepared to improve tomorrow’s odds by making a difference today.

 

 

We partner with Genesis Project to bring A New Beginning program to Apache Junction and the East Valley.

 

We began A New Beginning in April 2019, a hands on mentorship program, tailored to train homeless and at risk individuals.

This program teaches life and culinary skills giving the experience needed to acquire gainful employment. Perhaps the most important aspect of this venture is job placement, which will occur through the help of our community partners.

 

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