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  • Summer Lunch VISTA Associate positions now open

    Looking to meaningfully engage in your community this summer? Become a Summer Associate with Montana Campus Compact to serve with HRDC’s Summer lunch Program!  Earn a living stipend, an Education Award to use towards college loans or future education, and ensure that all kids have access to healthy delicious meals all summer long.    We […]

  • Aaron Brittingham Guest Chef – January 25th

    We took a couple months off from our Guest Chef dinners to make room for the holidays but now that we are solidly in 2017, it’s time for good eats in an environment you can’t beat! We’re so thrilled to be featuring Aaron Brittingham from Montana Ale Works on Wednesday, January 25th. Aaron will be […]

  • Community Co-Op Guest Chef Event – September 28th

    On Wednesday, September 28th, Kelly Walunis from The Community Co-Op will be preparing an amazing Mexican-inspired meal for the Cafe! Come out and enjoy: Pork Pozole served with house-made chips, shredded cabbage, lime and radish garnish, Cumin-Lime Carrots, Rice Pudding with Raisins, and a vegan Mexican Vegetable soup. It’s going to be delicious, and we hope to see […]

  • Hummingbird’s Kitchen Guest Chef Event – August 31st

    On Wednesday, August 31st, Linda Huang from Hummingbird’s Kitchen will be preparing an amazing Chinese meal for the Cafe! Come out and enjoy: braised chicken in fermented black bean sauce, handmade Chinese dumplings, Thai rice noodle and herb salad, fresh fruit, and Chinese vegetable soup. It’s going to be delicious, and we hope to see you […]

  • I-Ho Guest Chef Event – July 27th

    On Wednesday, July 27th, I-Ho Pomeroy will be preparing a delicious meal for the Community Cafe! If, like us, you’ve been missing I-Ho’s delicious cuisine, come and enjoy I-Ho’s vegetarian sushi, veggie noodles, Korean chicken, fresh fruit, and vegan-friendly miso soup. If you’ve never tried I-Ho’s before, come see what you’ve been missing at Montana’s […]

  • Love the Lentil Dinner – June 22nd

    In partnership with the Community Food Co-Op’s Love the Lentil Event, come join us and celebrate the humble lentil Community Cafe style! Featuring a menu of lentils & house made sausage and greens, kale slaw, lentil brownies and a vegetable lentil soup. Suggested meal price is $5.00

  • NorthWestern Energy Sponsored Dinner – June 21st

    Come by the Cafe on Tuesday, June 21st to enjoy Chef Nicole’s tasty steak and bean toastada served with pineapple mango salsa, cheese, lettuce and tomato, roasted chimichurri potatoes, fresh seasonal fruit, and vegan tortilla soup! This meal is the second in a series of dinners made possible by NorthWestern Energy’s Community Works Program. It’s a […]

  • 2016 Summer Meal Sites & Activities

    Summer should be a stress-free time for parents and kids. Let our Summer Meal Program help. Summer lunch and dinners are prepared at the Community Cafe and offered all summer long at select locations. To find a site nearest you text “lunch” to 877 877 or read more

  • Guest Chef Dinners

    If you missed out on the Community Food Co-Op Chef Kelly Walunis’ scrumptious Thai dinner, be sure to come by the Cafe for our two remaining Guest Chef Dinners! On Thursday, April 21st, Chefs from Montana Ale Works will be serving a 3-course Italian feast, and on Thursday, April 28th, Chefs from Feed Cafe and […]

  • Culinary Class for Spring 2016

    Welcome to our newest class of culinary students! Spring 2016 begins Monday, March 28th. The Culinary Arts and Job Skills program is the Community Cafe’s six-week apprenticeship program. Participants work alongside local chefs while being introduced to the culinary sector and the realities of working in a commercial kitchen. In addition, the class helps the […]