Independence Day

The Culinary School and The Café will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen July 5.

Lunch June 26

All lunch offerings are $8.


Chicken Alfredo – Grilled Chicken Breast served over Hand-Cut Fettuccine, and House-Made Alfredo Sauce

Quiche – Ham, Cheddar, served with Soup or Side Salad


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

Chicken 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

Classic Reuben – Marble Rye, Thousand Island Dressing, Sauerkraut, Melted Swiss Cheese, served with Fries.

BPT – Crisp Bacon, House made Pimento Cheese, Vine Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes on Grilled Sourdough, served with House-Made Chips.


Tuna Nicoise Salad – Seared Tuna, Baby Green Beans, Potatoes, Boiled Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives, Capers, Vinaigrette

Steak Caesar Salad – Marinated Grilled Flank Steak, Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Croutons, Caesar Dressing

Chopped Cobb Salad – Chopped Greens with Chicken, Avocado, Egg, Bacon, Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Blue Cheese Vinaigrette


Cream of Mushroom

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

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.

Terilyn Chappell Clay
Terilyn Chappell Clay★★★★★Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 8:13am
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.

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.