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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Our student Patricia is concentrating hard on making tomato basil tarts! ... See MoreSee Less

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CCSC is happy to have the Wandering Women of Windy Rush in the house today! Bon Appetit ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Half-way through the week! Treat yourself to our Quiche Lorraine and side soup or salad!To see all of our breakfast and lunch menu choices, visit www.communityculinary.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Practice makes perfect! Our students learning how to make omelettes in the kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our BEST sellers! Our Chopped Cobb with Mixed Greens, Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Bacon, Cucumber, Tomato, Blue Cheese, Chopped Egg and Wine Vinaigrette! Get this healthy menu item from our cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-2 pm. To see our daily menu, visit www.communityculinary.org ... See MoreSee Less

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You can’t go wrong with our Pimento Cheese BLT served with House-made fries! The cafe is open from 8-2 pm, Monday- Friday. To see our daily menu, visit www.communityculinary.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Perfect day to sit outside with a Brakeman's Coffee & Supply latte and Orange Cheese Streusel muffin. Be sure to check out our new fall menu items at Brakeman’s this week! ... See MoreSee Less

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