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Lunch May 25th

All lunch offerings are $8.


Hand-cut Fettuccine – with Artichoke, Spinach and Tomatoes with a Parmesan Butter sauce

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


Grilled Roast Beef and Swiss – on Sourdough, served with Fries

Carolina Dog – with chili, onion, slaw and mustard, served with Fries

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

Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad Wrap – with lettuce and tomato, served with Fresh Fruit

Quinoa Black Bean Burger (V) – topped with Melted Pepper-Jack Cheese and Pico de Gallo on House-made Bun, served with Hand-Cut Fries

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

Southwest Burger – With Pepper-Jack cheese, tomatillo salsa and crispy onions, served with Hand-Cut Fries.


Thai Noodle Salad – with Grilled Chicken and Julienne Vegetables

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

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


Chef Rick’s Pimento Cheese with Crackers

Onion Dip and House-made Chips


Potato Leek

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

Paul Bloser
Paul Bloser★★★★★Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 9:37am

My first visit. I will be back.
Amazing food. Amazing staff.
This is a great program and service they provide to the community.

Stephanie Clift Franks
Stephanie Clift Franks★★★★★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
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.