Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. was established in 2000 in an empty warehouse on a blighted block. Café Reconcile has become a cornerstone of economic development for the youth they serve and the distressed O.C. Haley Corridor of Central City, which has been identified by Mayor Landrieu as a priority investment zone. Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. transforms the lives of young adults and the community through the ministry of reconciliation. They do this by: encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, promoting entrepreneurship, and working with businesses, nonprofits, and people of faith to support this transformation.
Reconcile's unique program model and highly-regarded menu have brought their training program and their restaurant much favorable press in local and national media, and among food critics and travel writers. Over the years, they have received more than 300 inquiries from organizations around the country seeking to replicate Reconcile's success.
R. Glen Armantrout, CEO of Reconcile New Orleans, Inc. approached Culinary Software Services to help advance key areas of Café Reconcile operations. As a recipient of the ChefTec Fund, they utilize ChefTec to reduce costs and increase profits, improve proficiency in catering events management, and provide advanced tracking of purchases and sales. The capability to present preparation and training videos along with providing nutritional values will be an invaluable educational tool.