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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Welcome to the #FirstDayofFall! Come celebrate with a pumpkin sunflower seed muffin! Also, try our NC Seafood Ravioli with spinach and herb cream sauce. To see our full menu, visit www.communityculinary.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Community Culinary School of Charlotte shared Charlotte Dining's post. ... See MoreSee Less

100% of ticket sales for Taste Of The Nation Charlotte, 9/27 at The Fillmore Charlotte, goes directly to the fight to end childhood hunger. Local beneficiaries are Community Culinary School of Charlotte & Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Great food, drink & fun for a great cause. Details & Tix--> NoKidHungry.org/Charlotte

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Chef Rick instructs Class 58 students on making brownies, and Chef Alvin guides students with catering preparation. Stop by for breakfast or lunch, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 2 pm. See our daily specials at www.CommunityCulinary.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Alvin works with Class 58 students on Knife Skills, while Chef Rick instructs on baking muffins. Get your freshly baked Muffins, Strudel and Danish today! Visit www.CommunityCulinary.org for our daily menu specials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Rick instructs Class 58 students on making Danish. Chef Alvin instructs students in preparing chicken and potato salad. Stop by for a tasty meal or order ahead at 704.375.4500. Check out our daily menu at www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Community Culinary School of Charlotte shared Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina's post. ... See MoreSee Less

It's that time of year ... Charlotte's 22nd Taste of the Nation on Wednesday, September 27th at the The Fillmore Charlotte! Join the Queen City's finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists as they come together for an unforgettable gastronomic event in support of No Kid Hungry's work to end hunger in America. You'll get to mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drinks prepared by 30+ top chefs and mixologists. With 188,000 children in our region at risk of hunger every day, you can make a difference today by purchasing a ticket, or two, to Charlotte's Taste of the Nation. Beneficiaries from the event are #SHFBM and our friends at the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. ce.nokidhungry.org/charlotte #CLTTONT #NoKidHungry #shftm

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Karen Heroy accepts an award for CCSC from the Housing Opportunity Foundation, which helps a CCSC student challenged with stable housing. This fund was created by the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, whose members include Missy Banks of Allen Tate Real Estate, CCSC’s sponsor. Our sincere thanks for the Foundation’s generosity and to Missy for making this possible! ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Alvin works with Class 58 students on Knife Skills, while others work with Chef George on Café prep. Stop by to enjoy a delicious meal! See www.CommunityCulinary.org for our daily specials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Class 58 students learn Knife Skills in a Chef Demo. Please stop by to meet our new students and enjoy a meal at our Café! Check out our specials at www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Class 58 begins their culinary journey! Learning catering with Chef Alvin, knife skills with Chef George, baking with Chef Rick, and scheduling with Chef Ron. Stop by to meet our students and enjoy a meal at our Café! www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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