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“I have worked with Chef John Reed for a year and a half as a volunteer with Curt’s Cafe. Chef Reed volunteers his time to help make our Cafe, which trains youth ex-offenders in food service and life skills, a success for our youth and our community.

I initially contacted Customized Culinary Solutions because of Chef Reeds experience and professionalism. I was looking for an organization outside of our own services because our corporate vision was unique and we needed someone that was innovative and forward thinking to support our success.

Mentoring with new menu design and implementation of menu are only two of the services provided to our organization. As a nonprofit organization and an organization with unique financial restrictions we have very specific needs and CCS immediately understood our goals and challenges. From the very beginning of our relationship we have been amazed with the products we are able to produce with Chef Reeds guidance. Our timeframe was respected and our initial project was completed ahead of schedule with the continuing needs being constantly monitored and supported.

To date, two months after opening, we are already achieving half of our sales goals – which is very unusual for a start up cafe. We have provided professional mentoring for our at-risk student base and with the support of CCS have been recognized in many magazines and newspapers.

I highly recommend the work of CCS because they are consistently prompt, professional and efficient and know the industry inside and out. They also have contacts in many different types of food service facilities so they are able to get information quickly and follow up on requests in a very timely fashion.

If you have questions or would like further information please feel free to contact me.”

Susan Garcia Trieschmann
Executive Director, Curts Café