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.