Center Table

They say a kitchen is the heart of a home and nowhere is that truer than at Brighton Recovery Center for Women. In 2012, the Recovery Center turned on the burners for CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose with three goals in mind: provide the residents with real-world job experience in the food industry to help them transition back into the workforce, generate income to support the Recovery Center’s services, and build a collaborative and supportive team among the women.

CENTER TABLE is not your typical caterer. CENTER TABLE is a social enterprise catering business venture that uses fresh, homemade, seasonal ingredients to create delicious food for all occasions from backyard barbecues to business lunches and elegant celebrations. Profits from CENTER TABLE support recovery efforts and culinary arts training for women with substance use disorder. As part of Brighton Recovery Center for Women, located in Florence, KY, all proceeds from catering go directly back to helping women overcome addiction. When you choose CENTER TABLE, you are supporting women in recovery.

CENTER TABLE's catering and culinary training program provides residents in Phases I and II of the Brighton Recovery Center with educational training and life skills, as well as food service curriculum in order to gain work in the food service industry after completion. Residents in the training program can begin in Phase I of the recovery component. The culinary training curriculum provides a full understanding of the food service industry, is designed for hands-on training, and includes food preparation and classroom participation totaling 34 hours a week for 6 – 10 weeks. 

  • Provides life skills and food service education training to phase I and II residents
  • Provides unrestricted income to help support the operations of Brighton Recovery Center
  • Insures Brighton Recovery Center’s ability to serve all eligible populations into the future

Why We Do It

CENTER TABLE, Catering With a Purpose was developed to support women in recovery on their journey to self-sufficiency by providing a way to gain skills for employment in the food industry. About 43% of women in the Brighton Recovery Center are able to obtain employment in the food service industry during Phase II and after graduation. For women re-entering the community, having a means of income to support themselves and their families is critical to overall recovery. CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose is here to ensure that their careers in the industry are long and successful.  

Additional Information

*CENTER TABLE must now charge a 6% Kentucky sales tax for each order, due to and in accordance with the new tax law changes the state of Kentucky has passed, effective July 1, 2018. 

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