Fresh Food = Fresh Start  

We instruct students who are committed to a career in culinary arts; helping them achieve their potential with individualized instruction from a professional staff with years of experience in restaurants, catering and dining facilities.  Students will acquire the foundational knowledge and skills of cooking and/or baking, sensory awareness and teamwork needed to work with competence and professionalism in a commercial kitchen or in a related culinary field.



Program Overview

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.  Unlike many Cooking Schools we focus on skill training that will make our graduates immediatley employable.

Employment Assistance 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.  Our graduates are working in restaurants, hotels, assisted living facilities, cafes, school kitchens, casinos and universities.

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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.

Since 1875...

AspenPointe has empowered clients, enriched lives and embraced purpose through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.

One of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, AspenPointe traces its roots back to 1875 when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client whether they need behavioral health services, counseling services or career services.

We have 12 organizations that serve more than 30,000 individuals and families each year through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded largely by Medicaid, state and federal grants, local government contracts, and generous donations.

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