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 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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Vegetarian or not - our Grilled Veggie Panini is definitely one to try! Local Tomatoes, Zucchini, Squash, Red Peppers, Red Onion, Pesto Aioli on a House-made Bun served with Potato Salad. Hope to see you soon 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Class 57 learns how to make Puff Pastry under the guidance of Chef Rick! Please come by the cafe, and try the students handiwork. ... See MoreSee Less

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THANK YOU to everyone who supported our #summershareCLT campaign!! All your donations help our students get the tools needed to succeed in their culinary careers. Please stop by our Café and meet students of Class 57! ... See MoreSee Less

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Community Culinary School of Charlotte shared Off the Eaten Path's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Summer is a huge time of need for Charlotte nonprofits! I’m raising $500 for Community Culinary School of Charlotte to give need a vacation in support of #summershareclt. Learn more about CCSC and please help me reach my goal! SHARE Charlotte www.crowdrise.com/donate-to-community-culinary-school-of-charlotte/fundraiser/chrissienelson-rotko

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