Community Culinary School of Charlotte

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Year Founded:
1997
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.
CCSC cares about its students’ potential much more than their past situations. They 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

CCSC has been Teaching Skills and Changing Lives for 20 years and have 905 graduates!
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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Repeats on the 1st of March, July, and October until Mon Dec 31 2018.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Upcoming Events

Fall Vegetarian Cooking Class September 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Quick Weeknight Meals Cooking Class October 10, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Easy As Pie Cooking Class November 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Rise & Shine Brunch Cooking Class for Parent & Child* December 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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