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.

 

 

 

 

History Now: The Facebook Feed

Chef Geoff demonstrates Knife Skills with Class 57 students. As you can see, they’re starting to master this most important skill! Please stop by our Café for a tasty meal. We’re open 8 am – 2 pm today and Friday. We will be closed on Monday to observe Memorial Day. For full Café menu visit www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago  ·  

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Chef Rick teaches Class 57 students how to make Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes! Get yours today or other tasty treats from our Bakery. See www.CommunityCulinary.org for full Café menu ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

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Some Class 57 students prep leeks for today’s Potato Leek Soup, and others work with Chef Geoff making Quiche Lorraine. Call 704-375-4500 or stop by to order yours! Visit www.CommunityCulinary.org for our full Café menu. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

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Class 57 learning to make “Mirepoix” with Chef George. This combination of chopped carrots, celery and onions is used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups and other foods. Stop by today for a tasty meal! See www.CommunityCulinary.org for our full Café menu. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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I saw your delicious looking salad on WBTV news today! Kay ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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On Monday, May 22, check out Chef Geoff Bragg on WCNC TV! He will be making Thai Noodle Salad in the 11:00 hour of “Charlotte Today” hosted by Colleen and Eugene. Tune in for this tasty episode at www.wcnc.com/features/charlotte-today. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

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Fresh, warm and oozing with Blueberry goodness and Streusel Crumbles. We dare you to try and resist! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

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Variety is the spice of life - choose from Orange Cranberry, Blueberry or Apple Cinnamon Crumb. These are some BIG, Beautiful muffins 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

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