Visit Aspire Bakery and Bistro on Harris Campus

Aspire Bakery & Bistro is located on CPCC’s Harris Campus and is a work based learning opportunity. Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts students gain real
world experience within the support of the college.  Aspire students acquire many valued skills that will help them throughout their hospitality career.
We strive to serve the freshest products to our guest, most being made in house daily! Aspire is open to the public, offering a variety of items including coffee, breakfast items, pastries, salads and sandwiches, and catering. We are open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. We accept cash, debit and credit cards, and gift cards as acceptable forms of payment. Like us on our Facebook page, Aspire Bakery and Bistro, for our weekly menus and seasonal specials!  Also, if you are interested in joining our email list, please email Sandy Birmingham at sandy.birmingham@cppc.edu.  We will open for fall semester on Monday, Aug. 29!  We would love for you to come visit us and pick up our beloved cookies or a delicious pastry!

Aspire Bakery and Bistro to Host Open House Feb. 28

CPCC’s Aspire Bakery and Bistro will host a free open house for the public to attend next Thursday on the CPCC Harris Campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious appetizers and desserts prepared by the College’s Baking and Pastry Arts (BPA) students.aspire menu

The culinary treats featured at the open house will be produced fresh in CPCC’s kitchens by BPA students and are available for sale to the public each day during the fall and spring terms. The eatery is a self-supported enterprise with all proceeds benefitting student activities, scholarships, extracurricular education and resources. In the past, Aspire’s revenue has helped BPA students take educational culinary trips in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to producing delectable food, Aspire produces tomorrow’s business leaders. That’s because it’s operated daily by students earning their cooperative education credits for the semester. In addition, second-year CPCC BPA associate degree students are required to serve one week as an Aspire employee and another week as its manager as part of their Capstone class. This leadership experience allows students to gain valuable hands-on knowledge about running a business, which they may want to pursue after graduation.

Aspire is open to the public during CPCC’s fall and spring semesters. It operates Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to visit any time during these hours to purchase its daily variety of mouthwatering baked goods and desserts, handmade chocolates, soups, garden fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and aromatic coffees and teas.

For more details, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/restaurants/aspire.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28; 4 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aspire Bakery and Bistro, Harris I Building Atrium, CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: This event is open to the publicAdmission to the event is free. Public parking is available in the Harris Campus parking lot. For more information, please contact 704.330.4759.