Lunch July 24

All lunch offerings are $8.


Quiche – Spinach and Leek, served with Soup or Side Salad

Chicken Parmesan – Breaded Chicken Breast, sautéed, topped with Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, served with a side of House-Made Fettuccine Pasta

Curried Chicken Salad – Curried Chicken Salad, fresh Tomato and a side of  Grilled Vegetable Couscous


Croissant Club – Turkey, Ham, Cheddar, Swiss, Mayonnaise, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato, served with Fries

Mushroom Black Bean Burger (V) – topped with Melted Pepper-Jack Cheese on House-made Bun, Served with Orzo Salad

Pimento Cheese Burger – 1/3 lb. Burger, House-Made Pimento Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, House-Made Pickle, served with Hand-Cut Fries

Turkey Reuben- Grilled Turkey, Melted Swiss Cheese, Thousand Island Dressing, Sauerkraut, on Marble Rye served with Fried Mac & Cheese


Blackened Chicken Caesar – Blackened Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Croutons, Caesar Dressing

Brunch BLT Salad- Romaine Lettuce, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, Hash Brown Potato, topped with a Fried Egg

Grilled Peach and Chicken Salad – Grilled Southern Peaches, Arugula, Radicchio, Goat Cheese, Marinated Grilled Chicken with Poppy Seed Dressing

Caprese Salad w/Chicken– Spring Mix, Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil, served with Balsamic Vinaigrette



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

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

Anne Davidson
Anne Davidson★★★★★Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 11:04am

I'm glad for all the wonderful community and personal changes and training and opportunities they create. But my appreciation goes much more toward personally selfish reasons -- the food is incredible. Everything is good, really really good.

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.