Fresh Food = Fresh Start
Our cafe is a full-time training facility. We train personnel for restaurant and commercial food service positions and help place individuals in successful jobs.
AspenPointe offers a highly structured environment in which students learn and practice professional work skills and attitudes that will serve them for a lifetime. We balance compassion and support with expectations for professional behavior that meet the demands of the workplace. We work with each student individually, enabling them to create a new life for themselves and their families.
Food Services Training is taught through hands-on, real-world experience in the cafe's kitchen. Students work and train alongside our own chefs learning job skills from dishwasher to cook. We train competitive skills so our graduates can compete and excel in the food service industry.
Employment Support means finding the right jobs for our students and continuing to work with them after they've graduated to ensure that they retain their jobs in all sectors of the food service industry. Some of our students are placed in Academy School District 11 kitchens, universities, hotels or restaurants.
Critical to its organizational plan, AspenPointe Cafe is a Model Member of Catalyst Kitchens; a nationwide network of non-profits working to build and sustain communities rooted in social enterprise and food service-based training. AspenPointe Cafe remains an independent agency implementing our own innovative programs but benefits from Catalyst Kitchens' ongoing oversight and accreditation, shared resources and benefits including sponsorships and services.