Chef Ron showing Class 56 the value of using Chef Troy’s Motown Universal Spice mix.

Lunch, April 25th

All Lunch Offerings are $8.00


Fish and Chips (Cod) with Slaw and Tartar sauce

Hand-cut Fettuccine tossed with Spinach, Chicken  and Alfredo Sauce

Quiche Lorraine – Ham & Swiss,  served with Soup or Side Salad

Tuna Melt – on Sourdough, served with Hand-Cut Fries

Club Croissant – Turkey, Ham, Cheddar, Swiss, Mayonnaise, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato, served with House-made Chips

Chicken Salad Wrap – with Lettuce and Tomato, served with Summer Pasta Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Burger (V) – with Pepperjack Cheese and Pico de Gallo on House-Made Bun, served with Hand-Cut Fries

All American Burgertopped with Melted Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions and House-Made Pickle, served with Hand-Cut Fries


Picnic Salad – Fried Chicken, Mixed Greens, Chopped Bacon, Potato Crisps, Grilled Corn, Tomato, Pickled Watermelon Rind and Ranch Dressing

Market Salad – Grilled Chicken, Mixed Greens, Pickled Beets, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Orange Supremes, Sherry Vinaigrette

SOUPS – $3/$5

Cream of Chicken ~ Tomato Bisque


Chef Rick’s Pimento Cheese and House-made Crackers

Chef Geoff’s Onion Dip and House-made Chips


Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Junior Burger or Chicken with Fries or Fruit

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

Chef Ron and Charlotte Knights mascot Homer at the Knights stadium April 19.

Recent 5-star Facebook raves for the Café

Stephanie Clift
Stephanie Clift★★★★★Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 9:39am

The food was amazing! You can tell they take pride in everything they do.

Brenda Bowden Brantley
Brenda Bowden Brantley★★★★★Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 7:09am
Patrick Doiel
Patrick Doiel★★★★★Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 2:35pm

Great Chicken Salad. Clean and friendly service. Keep up the good work.

Erin PS
Erin PS★★★★★Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:36am
Andrea Max Brender
Andrea Max Brender★★★★★Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 7:35pm
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.