History


 Founding Executive Chef and Director Linda Vogler

Founding Executive Chef and Director Linda Vogler

A new state of the art commercial kitchen was idle after 1 p.m. each day. Thousands of pounds of fresh produce were going to waste. Homeless shelters and soup kitchens needed to cook nutritious meals for residents. Individuals needed training for good jobs.

Bonnie West at Community Food Rescue had lots of food coming in. Tia McCutcheon at Friendship Trays had a big commercial kitchen that was idle in the afternoons. A big “what if” led to the creation of the Charlotte Community Kitchen, which later took the name Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

Founded in 1997, the School has grown from Class 1, with two students in a one-room section of unfinished warehouse bay, to Class 50 that inaugurated a new teaching space on Monroe Road. With the graduation of class 54 in  August 2016, 846 at-risk adults had completed the program.

 

 

 

 

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TODAY I am raising $400 for Community Culinary School of Charlotte as a part of SHARE Charlotte's #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign. If each one of my Facebook fans gave one dollar, we would shatter my individual goal. You can learn more and give here: www.crowdrise.com/givingtuesdayclt-campaign-for-community-culinary-school-of-charlotte/fundraiser... CCSC provides culinary training, workforce development, and job placement for adults in our community facing barriers to long term employment. It costs CCSC $6000 to cover the cost of training for one student, and CCSC's #GivingTuesdayCLT goal is to raise that money to cover that training. Key student expenses include chef uniforms, kitchen supplies, ServSafe workbooks, and transit passes, all essential items to help a student complete training. It's the season of giving, so thank you for supporting CCSC! Photo courtesy of MyCamera

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Chrissie Nelson Rotko, local food blogger of Off the Eaten Path, is organizing a Crowdfund TODAY to help CCSC in SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign! Thank you Chrissie for all your efforts and participating in this season of giving! To learn more and support CCSC today, visit www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/givingtuesdayclt-campaign-for-community-culinary-school-of-charlo... ... See MoreSee Less

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What’s your gift this holiday season? Grab your family, friends and neighbors and give back through SHARE Charlotte's #GivingTuesdayCLT to CCSC! 📷 by MyCamera ... See MoreSee Less

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CCSC Class 57 students had a 100% employment rate upon graduation! Help CCSC students gain economic mobility and make an impact in their community by participating in SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign! ... See MoreSee Less

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Who needs baked goods for the holidays? Chef Rick and students busy this morning getting 300 danishes ready for an order. There’s always room for dessert! Give us a call at 704-375-4500 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our #givingtuesdayclt goal is to raise $6,000 to cover the cost of training one student. Key student expenses include chef uniforms; kitchen supplies; ServSafe workbooks; and transit passes-every essential a student needs to complete training. Visit sharecharlotte.org/nonprofit/community-culinary-school-charlotte to donate time, money or goods to CCSC. Any donation towards this goal is appreciated! 📷MyCamera ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating 20 years and 891 graduates of the Community Culinary Workforce Development Program. 891 lives changed! Your donation to Community Culinary School of Charlotte can make a lifelong impact by helping folks gain living wage jobs! ... See MoreSee Less

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