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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Cooking with kids at St. Matthews United Methodist, Chef Ron treats them to treats - Rice Crispy treats that is 😉 #matthewsunitedmethodistchurch ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re in for #SummerSHARECLT 2017! This year’s campaign is July 10-21. Stay tuned for ways we can work together to #GiveNeedaVacay! ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Rick teaches a Smallware Equipment Demo to Class 57. The baking group then proceeded to make Hot Water Dough for Quiche. See our daily Café specials at www.CommunityCulinary.org! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our fresh baked muffins are exploding with fluffy deliciousness! Today we're offering Chocolate Chip, Blueberry and Cherry Cream Cheese. Come grab one or many before they're all gone 🙂 Hope to see you soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef Rick teaches Class 57 students how to bake Brownies and Pineapple Upside-down cakes, while other students practice Knife Skills. Stop by for lunch or goodies from our Bakery case! See www.CommunityCulinary.org for our full Café menu. ... See MoreSee Less

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Under the direction of Chef Alvin, Class 57 students practice Knife Skills. Stop by today for breakfast or lunch – we’re open 8 am – 2 pm, Monday – Friday. Visit www.CommunityCulinary.org for our full menu ... See MoreSee Less

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Under the direction Chef Rick, Class 57 students bake an assortment of cookies and muffins. Stop by for our Muffin of the Day - Apple & Cinnamon! Also see our daily Café specials at www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef George teaches Class 57 students how to make “Fish en Papillote” with Pink Snapper. Chef demos at CCSC are always interesting and tasty! Please visit our Café form 8am - 2 pm, Monday – Friday. See our daily specials at www.CommunityCulinary.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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I had my 3rd monthly Sardis Cove community luncheon at CCS yesterday. As always it exceeded my expectations and the attendees were beyond impressed. I've said it before and I will say it again, CCS is a gem in our neighborhood. Most in our group did not know you can order by phone for pickup or just stop in and order to-go or pick up something in the pastry display. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Chef George teaching Class 57 students the process of making wraps – cooking, dicing, assembling and presentation – for a catering. Consider Encore Catering for your next event! Visit www.EncoreCatering.org or call Elise at 704-790-8646. ... See MoreSee Less

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