Our Vision

is that all communities have equal access to occupation and life skill training. 

Our Mission

is to empower people and build communities in the kitchen.

OUR STORY

After spending over 15 years traveling nationally and internationally, owner and founder Chef Antwon Brinson created Culinary Concepts AB to serve as a beacon of hope for those who might aspire to a career in hospitality but who might otherwise have been overlooked. By creating a more inclusive training model and by teaching life skills in addition to occupational skills, Culinary Concepts AB opens opportunities for many who may never have been able to access a career in the culinary arts. 

WHO WE SERVE

+150

Students

+100

Restaurant and Hospitality Employer Partners

5

Universities & High Schools

2

Hospital Systems

MANY!

Communities, Families, Food Co-Ops, Local Farmers

OUR VALUES

We pursue our mission with the following values

Unity

We are inclusive and celebrate our differences.  We believe that teams and communities are stronger when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Communication

We believe that tone matters. We also know that we all have something to learn from each other and that listening is an important component of teaching.

Adaptability

We overcome challenges as they present themselves, with a positive attitude.

Accountability

We take responsibility for our impact on people, communities and the environment. We also accept feedback as a gift and seek to correct any missed expectations.

Innovation

We honor best practice, while aspiring to improve process and service even further.

Integrity

We believe that trust and transparency are the foundation for all relationships, teams, partnerships, and communities.

OUR STORY

After spending over 15 years traveling nationally and internationally, owner and founder Chef Antwon Brinson created Culinary Concepts AB to serve as a beacon of hope for those who might aspire to a career in hospitality but who might otherwise have been overlooked. By creating a more inclusive training model and by teaching life skills in addition to occupational skills, Culinary Concepts AB opens opportunities for many who may never have been able to access a career in the culinary arts. 

WHO WE SERVE

+150

Students

+100

Restaurant and Hospitality Employer Partners

5

Universities & High Schools

2

Hospital Systems

MANY!

Communities, Families, Food Co-Ops, Local Farmers

OUR VALUES

We pursue our mission with the following values

Unity

We are inclusive and celebrate our differences.  We believe that teams and communities are stronger when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Communication

We believe that tone matters. We also know that we all have something to learn from each other and that listening is an important component of teaching.

Adaptability

We overcome challenges as they present themselves, with a positive attitude.

Accountability

We take responsibility for our impact on people, communities and the environment. We also accept feedback as a gift and seek to correct any missed expectations.

Innovation

We honor best practice, while aspiring to improve process and service even further.

Integrity

We believe that trust and transparency are the foundation for all relationships, teams, partnerships, and communities.

Our Fantastic Team

Antwon Brinson

Antwon Brinson

CEO

Yolunda Harrell

Yolunda Harrell

Hospitality Instructor

Rolf Strub

Rolf Strub

Culinary Instructor

Scott Hamler

Scott Hamler

Marketing Director

City Team

City Team

Economic Development

Kori Price

Kori Price

PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST

Support our Mission

We live by our “Reach One, Teach One” motto and we appreciate your help in reaching more individuals and communities! If you are interested in supporting our mission, there are several ways to help.

  • Sign-up and attend a cooking class – If you are local to or visiting the Charlottesville Virginia area, you can join us for a cooking classes. Better yet, invite friends, family members or co-workers! Proceeds from cooking classes help us offset operational costs and frees up program dollars to allocate to workforce training.
  • Follow us on Social MediaA greater presence on social media helps us spread the word.
  • Sign up for our email newsletter – By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive new recipes and unique content. Importantly, you will also learn about upcoming launches of new programs, entry into new communities and we also plan to launch and ecommerce store with apparel and more! Our email subscribers will be the first to learn about our new launches and ways to support our mission.  

Our long-term vision is to expand into many communities across the globe to offer our unique life changing workforce training programs. If you have ideas, comments or questions, you are always welcome to reach out at info@culinaryconceptsab.com.  Thank you for your support and we hope to see you or hear from you soon.

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