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Community Culinary School of Charlotte

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chef Ron Ahlert
Main Address:
9315-D Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270

What We Do

Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) provides Workforce Development training and job placement assistance in the food service industry for adults who face challenges gaining long-term successful employment. Our program provides systemic solutions to achieve social and economic objectives - breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty while increasing upward mobility.

CCSC addresses the root cause of cyclical poverty – unemployment. CCSC's program offers a path out of poverty through employment. We care about our students’ potential much more than their past situations. We specialize in equipping adults - with histories of incarceration, addiction, homelessness, and trauma - with the hands-on training and counseling support they need to begin a culinary career.

Students' families, businesses, taxpayers, and community organizations are a few groups that benefit from our program's prosperity. We provide value by training skilled workers for Charlotte's burgeoning hospitality industry, pumping $2.5 million into the county economy per census data. CCSC graduates work across Charlotte’s thriving culinary industry, including: top restaurants, large hotels, corporate cafeterias, hospitals, schools, churches and universities.


How We Are Impacted:
Read about how CCSC is responding to the COVID-19 concerns on our website:

The cafe and catering services remain open Monday - Friday 8 am to 2 pm for breakfast and lunch. Please stay safe and healthy.

How You Can Help:
Many of our community members have asked in recent days how they can support our organization and our students during this time. As always, a financial donation to CCSC is the single best way to help.

Your financial support, particularly at this time, will ensure CCSC can bridge the gap and continue to support our staff and students as we await a return to our normal operations.

Interesting Info

CCSC has been Teaching Skills and Changing Lives for over 20 years and have 986 graduates to date!
Encore Catering and the Cafe were created to provide training and job experience to students and alumni to generate revenue to support the School.
Please visit us: Cafe open M-F, 8:00-2:00. Call Encore Catering at 704.790.8646- to book your next event

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