New Leaf Kitchen & Café

Make an Impact at New Leaf

Enjoy coffee and lunch at the New Leaf Café, located at 930 N. Monroe located inside the Central Spokane YMCA/YWCA lobby, now OPEN Monday-Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm.

Catering Services

At this time, we're not currently taking Catering Orders. You can still enjoy coffee and food prepared by the Kitchen at the Cafe location. Thank you for understanding.

The New Leaf programs blend education, hands-on work experience, and supportive services designed to help women gain the self-confidence and professional skills necessary for self-sufficiency.

New Leaf Kitchen provides job training in the food services industry for women with barriers to traditional employment. Hands-on 6-month job training is offered in a fast-paced commercial kitchen providing catering services. At this time, we’re not currently taking Catering Orders. You can still enjoy coffee and food prepared by the Kitchen at the Café location.

New Leaf Café is a separate 12-week barista training program at our full service café. Every trainee gains full espresso knowledge training, retail sales and food industry experience.

Agency-wide job readiness support is also provided. Participants work with our Vocational Specialist to help them create a resume, practice interview skills, and become prepared for entering a professional work environment. In 2020, 28 women enrolled in the 2 job training programs and 9 women obtained employment after completion.

Helping Women Succeed Through Training in Food Services

New Leaf Kitchen & Café is a social enterprise offering a socially just service to those who participate in the program while offering a quality experience for those who access our end services’ New Leaf Catering and New Leaf Café. The job training program is offered free of cost to women in the Spokane area who have been struggling to find employment and would benefit from food service training.

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