Café Reconcile, a hospitality training program for at risk youth, has enabled over 1200 students to empower their own futures. Expanded training and events are now held at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Center on the second floor of the café.
Thanks to the generous support of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Café Reconcile has:
- Served 400+ youth to date in 2014
- Graduated 60+ students to date in 2014 (1,000+ graduates since inception)
- Graduated 102 students in 2013, up from 60 in 2011
- In addition, Café Reconcile was able to complete a $5 million dollar renovation project culminating in the state of the art facility we now occupy. The 2nd floor Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality room is a stunner and a welcomed spark to our fledgling Catering and Events operation.
The students of Café Reconcile were a key part of Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s 10th anniversary fundraising weekend in November. The students were trained with the Emeril’s restaurant staff to learn back of house and front of house skills. From serving and plating Emeril’s signature four course dinner to serving the 700 guests on the floor, the students were an important part in making the weekend a success.
By dining at Café Reconcile, you help to train their students while supporting their training financially. You also get some great food! Open for lunch Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 2:30 PM (Stop by on Thursdays for their delicious White Beans special!)
And don’t forget to keep an eye out for Café Reconcile serving their delicious food at various fairs and festivals during the spring and summer. To learn more about Cafe Reconcile and their upcoming events, visit their website.