Common Table

Common Table works to help reduce poverty in our community through employment. The program provides training in the culinary arts to those who face barriers to employment and empowers them to achieve success in their careers and personal lives. During the 8-week program, students learn the basics of working in the food service industry and obtain their ServSafe Food Handler’s Permit. Skills are refined through experiential learning in the kitchen as students prepare food for catering orders. All revenue generated through catering sales supports the training program.

Training takes place Monday through Friday, 9am-2pm in the certified kitchen at Catholic Charities’ St. Anthony Campus, located at 2234 W. Market St, Louisville, KY 40212. Through classroom and hand-on learning, participants receive a total of 200 hands-on food training hours over eight weeks. During the course, participants take the Louisville Metro Food Manager’s exam and upon graduation students receive a certificate of completion, chef knife, and job placement assistance.

The following skills are taught during the course of the class in order to help the students establish gainful employment in the industry:

  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Kitchen safety
  • Knife skills
  • Food preparation and cooking methods
  • Menu design and food costing
  • Nutrition basics
  • Customer service
  • Resume building

To enroll you must first attend an information session and fill out an application. Interviews will be conducted and students will be selected based on their dedication and ability to commit to the course.

Upcoming Info Sessions:

January 17 at 1:00 pm

February 17 at 1:00 pm

March 23 at 1:00 pm

Please use the form to the right to register for an informational session.

If you have any questions please contact Laura Stevens at lstevens@archlou.org or 502-873-2566 ext. 256.

The Common Table Garden Cafe is open Tuesdays and Thursdays. We offer a rotating menu based on what students are learning in class that week. Orders must be placed by noon the Friday before the pick-up date. Pick up time is between 12 and 12:30 pm. We are located at 2234 W. Market St. in the basement of the former St. Anthony school building. All orders will be served to in to go boxes, but all customers are welcome to stay and enjoy their lunch in the cafe.

If you have questions please call: Laura Stevens 502-873-2566 ext 256

Place orders below for the upcoming month.

Common Table Lunch Orders

Common Table lunch orders 2020
    Tuesdays: Cookies • Thursdays: Brownies
    Unsweetened tea or lemonade (choose at pickup)
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Check out the menus below! To place an order contact Laura Stevens 502-873-2566 ext.256 or lstevens@archlou.org 

Join us for the first soup and bread subscription of 2020! Enroll in the subscription to receive 6 weeks of a quart of freshly made soup, prepared by Common Table students, and bread baked fresh daily by Wildflour Bakery. Click here to sign up.