May 23rd

All Lunch Offerings are $8.00


  • Quiche: Lorraine and Broccoli Cheddar Quiche – with Soup or Salad
  • Ziti Pasta – with Italian Sausage, Broccoli and Tomato
  • Home-style Meatloaf – served with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables and a Dinner Roll
  • North Carolina Amberjack and Shrimp – in Tomato and Bacon Gravy, served over Old School Grits


  • Mushroom Swiss Burger– 6 oz beef patty served with Fries
  • Pimento BLT– on Sourdough served with Fries
  • Black Bean Burger- with Pepperjack and Pico de Gallo, served on House-made Bun with Fries
  • Chicken Salad Croissant –  Herbed Chicken Salad served with Lettuce, Tomato, on toasted Croissant, with Side Salad


  • Market Salad– Grilled Chicken, Mixed Greens, Pickled Beets, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Orange Supremes, Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Greek Salad- Mixed Greens, Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes, Pepperoncini , Cucumber, Artichoke hearts, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Olives, Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Chef Salad – Ham, Turkey, Bacon, Chopped Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Carrot, Onion, Cucumber and Tomato on Mixed Greens, served with Ranch Dressing
  • Roasted Vegetable Salad- Mixed Greens, Garbanzo Beans, Roasted Vegetables, Burst Grape Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Thai Noodle Salad– Noddles tossed with Sesame Sauce, served with Grilled Chicken and Shredded Vegetables

Soup – $4

  • Cream of Celery
  • Cream of Tomato Basil

*Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness


  • Home-style Meatloaf – served with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables and a Dinner Roll

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

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.

Recent 5-star Facebook raves for the Café

Gary Benner
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 12:42am
Grace Semantics
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:27pm
Gigi Rhyne Mullis
Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 12:31am

I have had catered lunches several times at the company I work for and am always impressed. Can't wait to be able to visit site

Lori Weaver
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 4:53am

Love this place! The food is always fresh and delicious and the people have never been anything but wonderful to me. My company orders lunch from here usually once a week (or more). Eli is my girl and always takes the best care of me and my to-go special requests. 😀 Thank you for offering more vegetarian options recently as well.

Virginia McCully
Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 1:39am

Breakfast Sandwich this morning is great!!! Love this spot right beside Charlotte Swim Academy! Chef Ron was so nice to the little ones with me! Definitely recommend this!!