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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Class 57 award winners: Jeremy Robinson, Liz Smith and Beverly Corpening. Great job and nice work! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Class 57 on your graduation yesterday. CCSC is so proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Rick baking desserts for today’s Graduation celebration. Congratulations to Class 57!!
Don’t worry – our Café is still open until 2 pm. Check out today’s specials: www.communityculinary.org.
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3 days ago  ·  

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Still warm from the oven. Fresh baked Sourdough Bread. Full loaves $7.00, half loaves $3.50. Come visit our Cafe to get yours or call to order 704-375-4500. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Rick and Class 57 students make assorted pastries for Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply. Visit www.communityculinary.org for CCSC’s full menu or stop by to see our daily pastries! ... See MoreSee Less

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CCSC's Caramel Thimbles just came out of the oven. They smell great and taste amazing - melt in your mouth! Come visit us and pick some up. ... See MoreSee Less

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Class 57 works with Chef Geoff to create a “Taste of the East”, which includes house-made spring rolls and an Asian salad with carrot-ginger-miso vinaigrette. Check out this menu at www.EncoreCatering.org. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

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I'm recently back home after my 3rd visit this week. I picked up more chicken salad for the weekend and to share with neighbors. An additional item I got today was guacamole and chips. It was exceptional. Hope to see it again as an extra. ... See MoreSee Less

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