chef ron ahlert

Chef Ron is a champion for the fight against hunger. He believes the mission of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte is to get to the root cause of hunger which is unemployment. Chef Ron trains adults who have experienced barriers to employment primarily substance abuse, incarceration and generational poverty in the culinary arts. Upon graduation students have the tools to seek employment in the hospitality and food service industry. Working with food that has been donated to the school ,Chef Ron teaches students proper food preparation techniques as well as good nutrition. His desire to help thers to gain skills to help themselves also goes to help others who are hungry. Every day Chef Ron is approached about helping to feed other groups of people in need. With food prepared by his students he is seen about Charlotte at various day care facilities and churches to feed the hungry. Many of our students come from backgrounds of poverty and homelesssness and this is the first time they have been able to give a hand back to help others instead of always being on the receiving end. Chef Ron never lets anyone go away hungry. The ability to help feed people in need while also teaching the appropriate skills to help them feed themselves is a true blessing.