Lunch, March 23rd

All Lunch Offerings are $8.00


Shrimp and Crab Ravioli  – sautéed with Asparagus, Bacon, Corn and Tomatoes

Quiche Lorraine (Ham & Swiss) or Brocolli Cheddar- served with Soup or Side Salad


Croque Madame – Grilled Ham & Swiss on Sourdough, topped with Mornay Sauce & Sunnyside-Up Egg, served with a Side Salad

Chicken Salad on House-Made Croissant – served with Mixed Bean Salad

Roasted Turkey & Brie – on House-Made Sourdough with shaved Apples and grilled Onions, served with Hand-Cut Fries

Quinoa Black Bean Burger (V) – with Pepperjack 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


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad – Chopped Romaine, with Classic Caesar Dressing, House-made Croutons, Grape Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese

Greek Chicken Salad (GF) – on Mixed Greens with Feta, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Shaved Onions, Kalamata Olives, Grape Tomatoes and Red Wine Vinaigrette

SOUPS – $3/$5

Beef and Barley or Butternut and Sweet Potato Bisque with Blue Cheese

APPETIZER – Rick’s Pimento Cheese and House Made Crackers $4


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 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

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
Vivian Brenner
Vivian Brenner★★★★★Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:01am

The food was very fresh and delicious! The staff and servers were all pleasant and attentive, and the decor is calming artwork. That the tables remained full the whole time we were there tells me it's already popular in the neighborhood.

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.