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Workforce Development & Economic Mobility

We provide workforce development training and job placement assistance for adults who face barriers to long-term successful employment. Our vision is to transform the lives of our students and their families and positively impact our community.

CCSC’s Workforce Training program is a creative solution to the interwoven problems of unemployment, hunger and homelessness. We address the root cause of poverty rather than symptoms – unemployment. We do more than hand someone a fish – we teach students how to clean, cook and sell fish! We provide paths to careers in the food service industry for adults whose barriers include: lack of skills, incarceration, addiction, homelessness, and Veterans’ re-integration issues. CCSC’s overarching program goal is for graduates to move from dependency to self-sufficiency through stable employment.

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Cafe Menu

Check out the daily menu and our catering selections!

Chef's Table (Lunch)

Your group can enjoy lunch in CCSC's classroom, with a window through to the kitchen so you can see Workforce Development in action! As your food is being prepared, CCSC staff will speak to your group about our mission. Call 704-375-4500 to schedule one today!

Boxed Lunches

Check out our catering page to view our boxed lunch options for your next party or meeting! While you're there, watch the video on how they're made!

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Thank you to CCSC Sponsors!

At CCSC, we focus on our students’ potential rather than their pasts. We hold students accountable for their own success. And, we require accountability from employers, as our graduates enter the workforce with the skills and certifications to merit fair, living-wage employment. We are in the business of second chances. We can provide a ‘do over’ for individuals with arrest records and addiction issues who are committed to changing their lives.

Chef Ron Ahlert

CCSC Executive Director

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For all that we do, we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for your support.

Create Hope

Our Vision is to help break the cycle of homelessness & poverty in our community, and increase upward mobility for CCSC Students & Alumni.

At CCSC, we’re in the business of second chances. We provide a “do-over” for individuals with arrest records and addiction issues who are committed to changing their lives for the better. Our 14-week core program teaches culinary arts, job-readiness skills, life skills and goal-setting to help students obtain self-sufficiency and economic mobility.