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    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

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    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 […]

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    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

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Bozeman High School ProStart Dinner February 5th

    Friday, February 5th, from 5 – 7 pm, the Community Cafe will be serving a meal prepared by Bozeman High School’s award winning ProStart Culinary Program. Come out and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal where you set the price at Montana’s only Pay What You Can cafe.

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    Summer Meals & Activities are here!

    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

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    Celebrate the Community Cafe’s 3rd Birthday!

    March 24 at 6pm: The Community Cafe is Montana’s only “Pay What You Can Cafe” open 365 days per year from 5pm – 7pm.  Come by and enjoy a terrific and healthy meal, where YOU set the price. If you can give more, please do. If you have a little less, pay what you can. The Community Cafe […]

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    HRDC’s Culinary Arts and Job Skills Workforce Program now accepting applicants!

    Our Community Café can help you increase your culinary skills while building your professional resume. Join us for a six week accelerated job training and culinary arts program. This special 6 week offering introduces students to basic culinary techniques, food safety, and kitchen operations. Program participants will learn customer service skills, effective communication techniques and career planning. […]

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    Cafe partnership with Bozeman High’s Pro-start program

    HRDC is excited to announce a partnership with students from Bozeman High and the Community Café.  Pro Start is a national training and competition program through the National Restaurant Association and a part of the Curriculum at Bozeman High School. Throughout the school week, students will plan the menu, strategize the grocery list, and plan […]