Caramel Thimble Pastries baked fresh on site. CCSC offers a variety of baked goods daily.

Lunch August 24

All lunch offerings are $8.


Quiche – Ham & Spinach – served with Soup or Side Salad

Pan Roasted Cod- Roasted Cod topped with Herb Butter, Orzo Pesto Pasta, Grilled Summer Vegetables


 Egg Salad Croissant  – House-made Egg Salad, Lettuce, Tomato, served with  Pasta Salad

Southern Chicken Salad- Southern Style Chicken Salad, Lettuce, Tomato, on toasted Sourdough, served with Potato Salad

Mushroom Black Bean Burger (V)- topped with Melted Pepper-Jack Cheese on House-Made Bun, served with Pasta Salad

All- American Burger– 1/3 lb. Burger, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, served with Fries

Turkey Reuben- Grilled Turkey, Melted Swiss Cheese, Thousand Island Dressing, Sauerkraut, on Marble Rye served with Potato Salad

Tuna Cheddar Melt- Fresh Tuna Salad, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, served on Grilled Sourdough with Fries and Cole Slaw


Chilled Chicken w/ Strawberries – Marinated Grilled Chicken, Strawberries, Arugula, Radicchio, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Middle Eastern Salad w/ Poached Cod- Chilled Cod Fish, Cucumbers, Sweet Red Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, with Minted Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chilled Summer Salad w/ Chicken – Chilled Chicken and Roasted Vegetables, Cherry Tomatoes, with Cucumber Dill Dressing


 Cream of Potato




We teach skills and change lives

The Community Culinary School of Charlotte is here. We are a nonprofit that provides Workforce Development training and job placement assistance in the food service industry for adults who face barriers gaining long-term successful employment. We have a group of serious, focused students who are learning quickly the culinary and life skills that will prepare them to enter or re-enter the workforce by their Graduation Day.

Encore Catering, the full-service catering company that’s been part of the School since 2001, is also here on Monroe Road. Encore helps support the School’s training mission in two ways: by creating revenue for the School from serving your catering needs, and by giving School students and alumni opportunities to make wages for their service.

In our new location at Greylyn Business Park near Sardis Road North, we are blessed to have The Café, the perfect place for you to enjoy a delightful breakfast or lunch, Monday through Friday. This chef-inspired, community-driven operation gives our students and alumni direct experience in serving the public. And you get to buy from the wonderful baked goods coming out of the School’s kitchen.

Finally, take a look at our Team-Building Sessions, a new take on corporate team-building and private culinary classes.

So come see us. We look forward to your next visit.

– Chef Ron Ahlert, Executive Director

Recent 5-star Facebook raves for the Café

Debby Boutet
Debby Boutet★★★★★Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 11:51am
Amy Pettyjohn Bertram
Amy Pettyjohn Bertram★★★★★Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 12:22pm
Maria Romeo
Maria Romeo★★★★★Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 6:01am

Our American Prosperity Group Office (APG) had an educational event for our clients last night and absolutely loved the BBQ dinner theme meal we catered through Community Culinary School of Charlotte. Thank to all that helped prepare it!

Lauren Goyne
Lauren Goyne★★★★★Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 1:21pm
Lorrie Wasserman Klemons
Lorrie Wasserman Klemons★★★★★Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 12:12pm

First time diner at the cafe. I loved it!! The food was outstanding and the staff warm and attentive. I'm smitten and will now be a regular

Every investment you make here – from having a Café lunch to catering for your next party to buying baked goods to team-building – helps support a proven workforce development program.