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Thank you so much for your interest in Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC)!

Check out the latest news and stories featuring CCSC below.

" 'Future is waiting.' Culinary school in Charlotte receives $200K grant."

December 13, 2023 | Hosted by Maureen Wurtz

"Neighborhood Builders Signature Program helping the community - sponsored by Bank of America."

December 5, 2023 | Hosted by Charlotte Today

QC Life features Chef Alvin and CCSC on their segment, "Cooking shrimp and grits with Community Culinary School of Charlotte chef."

February 24, 2023 | Hosted by Brad Dickerson

WBTV features CCSC on their segment, "Looking into the work of the Community Culinary School in Charlotte."

January 26, 2023 | Hosted by Jason Sawyers

Queen City News features CCSC and covers the journey of Class 72 students on their segment, "Class 72: Graduates of free Charlotte culinary program leave with tears of pride and joy."

January 20, 2023 | Hosted by John Le

WBTV features CCSC and Class 68 students on their segment, "On Your Side Tonight With Jamie Boll." They discuss CCSC's solution to poverty.

July 27, 2021 | Hosted by Jamie Boll

Here’s a great video developed for us by the Charlotte Hornets organization. The video celebrates a $25,000 grant from the Charlotte Hornets Foundation which helped to sponsor Class 67.

April 20, 2021 | Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Chef Rick and alumna Sharon Watkins talk about our Miracles on Monroe event and showcase the student menus on WBTV's QC Mornings!

December 9th 2020 | Hosted by Kristen Miranda

Chef Ron Ahlert and Director of Development Anne Lambert talk about our Miracles on Monroe fundraiser, the Silent Auction and the delicious gourmet menus created by our Class 66 Alumni!

December 3rd 2020 | Hosted by Andy Goh & Tim Miner

"Community Culinary School Of Charlotte To Graduate 1,000th Student"

September 20th 2020 | KARIE SIMMONS

"Chef Ron Alhert's Hat Says 'Yankee' but His Actions Say Charlottean"


From the Community

It was really wonderful and everyone enjoyed it all. The staff was truly exceptional in all ways; courteous, professional, friendly, helpful and timely. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and plentiful.
- Lynn Jeffrey
First time diner at the cafe. I loved it!! The food was outstanding and the staff warm and attentive. I'm smitten and will now be a regular.
- Lorrie Wasserman Klemons
This is one of my favorite places to eat in Charlotte. The facility is clean, the staff is pleasant and attentive, and the food is great! The bakery items are well prepared, and I wish it was open on the weekends.
- Tressa Morrissette
Visited last week for the first time. Met friends for lunch. Honestly the best croissant roll I’ve ever had anywhere in the US!!! The staff was fantastic, helpful and extremely nice. Going back tomorrow for a friends birthday lunch.
- Belinda Cobb
Thank you so much for the fabulous breakfast that you all provided for the Senior awards, the students were most grateful and loved everything!
- Amy Kovalchuk
Best kept secret in Charlotte/Matthews area. Food is always delicious and the menu is diverse enough to appease even the pickiest of eaters in your group. The mission of the location is a great story as well. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
- Joe Morreale