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 men and women who face challenges in gaining and retaining 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 of disadvantaged groups.
CCSC addresses the root cause of cyclical poverty – unemployment. Food alone will never end hunger. Jobs will. CCSC's program offers a path out of poverty through employment.
CCSC cares 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.

Interesting Info

We've been Teaching Skills and Changing Lives for 20 years and have 905 graduates!
Encore Catering and our Cafe were created to provide training and job experience to students/alumni and generate revenue to support the School.
Please come visit us – take a tour, grab a bite, and allow CCSC to serve more than your appetite! Cafe open M-F, 8:00 - 2:00

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