Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ron Ahlert, Chef
Primary Contact Name
Anne Lambert
Main Address

9315-D Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
United States

What We Do

Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) provides Workforce Development training and job placement assistance for adults who face barriers to long-term successful employment. 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. Our vision is to transform the lives of our students and their families and positively impact our community. CCSC currently trains and serves about 50 students and 120 CCSC alumni annually, providing them with training, job placement and referrals to other resources, including housing, low- or no-interest loans, medical and mental health services. But our impact extends beyond our training program to positively impact our students' families, the businesses they work for and create, and the communities in which they live and pay taxes when they join (or rejoin) the work force. 

Interesting Info
  • CCSC has been Teaching Skills and Changing Lives for over 25 years and has 1,087 graduates to date!
  • The Café and Catering were created to provide training and job experience to students and alumni and to generate revenue to support the School.
  • Please visit us: The Café is open M-F, 9:00am-2:00pm. Lunch is served starting at 10:30am. Dine in or call (704) 375-4500 to place a take out order.
Geographic Location
Photos and Videos
Class 72 Students
Class 72 Graduation
Class 73