Harvest Café opened in 2011 as part of A Very Special Place, Inc., that unites a chef and restaurant staff with innovative educators and agency program participants to be a full
service successful daytime restaurant. The Café is open Monday through Thursday from
9:00AM-3:30PM serving breakfast and lunch, Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM - 9:30PM serving dinner as well as a delivery service.
Program participants learn first-hand experience in the food service industry by working in the Café through work in the kitchen and service areas and receive training about the food industry including the proper use of all equipment. Each participant will learn new skills and
tasks that include customer service, indoor and outdoor restaurant maintenance, food preparation and presentation, dishwashing, laundering and other cleaning
services. Trained habilitation staff work with an Executive Chef and restaurant
professionals who share their expertise and knowledge of the business with the trainees to facilitate eventual job placement in the industry.
Skills learned and experience gained in the café may allow members of the program to progress in seeking employment in the restaurant/food industry in the Staten Island community.
The café features daily and weekly specials that can be viewed on the Café’s Facebook page. Customers can dine at the café or call in their order for pick up or delivery. All
areas throughout the restaurant are wheelchair accessible and street parking is available. There is also outdoor seating on the front porch depending on the season.
We can also accommodate private parties and business meetings with specialized menus and pricing. In addition, the café also offers catering services for private homes and/or businesses. Special events are featured periodically at the café – check our Special Events page for more information. Gift cards are always available.
Come on in - we look forward to serving you GREAT FOOD WITH A MISSION!
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