The Positive Vibe Café, an element of the Positive Vibe Foundation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to training and employing people with disabilities in food services. It is an evolving model for training and employing people with disabilities in order that they enjoy the satisfactions of being gainfully employed and fully contributing members of our community. This focus will allow their confidence to self-actualize through the development of their diverse talents.
Since 2004, Positive Vibe Café has trained over 1,100 students, all with scholarships. The training program aims to prepare students for the work world and includes basic food service skills. It is hands-on, builds self-confidence and readies students for real-world employment. Graduates of the training program also acquire skills in cleaning and sanitizing, proper use of kitchen utensils, food safety, commercial dish washing, communication in a work place, interviewing, and job seeking. This four-week program culminates with a graduation ceremony. Each graduate is prepared for job seeking, interviewing and working in the food service industry.
Positive Vibe’s menu contains everything from buffalo burgers and boneless loin pork chops to a variety of seafood and vegetarian dishes. Salads and vegetables are fresh and grown locally. And don’t forget dessert!
Positive Vibe also can make box lunches, caters and has banquet and meeting space for up to 30 people.
Visit them in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, 2825 Hathaway Rd, Richmond, 23225.
Or check out the website: http://positiveviberva.com/