CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose is a social enterprise catering company that uses fresh, house-grown, seasonal ingredients to create delicious food for all occasions from backyard barbeques to business lunches and elegant celebrations. Profits from CENTER TABLE support recovery efforts and culinary arts training programs for women with addiction. When you hire CENTER TABLE, you delight your guests with exceptional food and service while helping transform lives.
CENTER TABLE’s catering and culinary training program provides residents in Phases I and II of the Brighton Recovery Center with educational training and life skills, as well as food service curriculum in order to gain work in the food service industry after completion. Residents in the training program can begin upon completion of Phase I of the recovery component. The culinary training curriculum provides a full understanding of the food service industry, is designed for hands-on training, and includes food preparation and classroom participation totaling 34 hours a week for 6 – 10 weeks.
Why We Do It
CENTER TABLE was developed to support women in recovery on their journey to self-sufficiency by providing a way to gain skills for employment in the food industry. About 43% of women in the Brighton Recovery Center are able to obtain employment in the food service industry during Phase II and after graduation. For women re-entering the community, having a means of income to support themselves and their families is critical to overall recovery. CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose is here to insure their careers in the industry are long and successful.
- Provides life skills and food service education training to phase I and II residents.
- Provides unrestricted income to help support the operations of Brighton Recovery Center.
- Insures Brighton Recovery Center’s ability to serve all eligible populations into the future.
About 43% of our residents in Phase II seek employment in the food service industry. Center Table is here to insure their careers in the industry are long and successful.