Expanding the Mission and Vision of Hugs Cafe Inc


Hugs Cafe Inc has grown to be much more than a cafe. Our decades of experience and passion for innovation have made our model of meaningful employment a national name. We are now taking this concept on the road by providing mentorship, licensing, and even franchising! Learn more about each opportunity below and help us take our mission to the next level.


Hugs Cafe Inc is able to offer culinary training expertise through our highly sought after mentorship program. With 75 plus years of combined leadership experience in disability services and advocacy, we can provide support to organizations that are looking to bring inclusive hiring and meaningful employment to their city and community. Our leadership team will work closely with you to develop a high-quality model that combines our secrets of success with your organization’s vision.


Bring the Hugs Training Academy curriculum to you! Hugs Cafe Inc now offers licensing of our training program to qualified entities that share our goal of equitable opportunities for people of all abilities. This 12 week culinary training program, in partnership with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, teaches both hard and soft skills needed to enter the hospitality industry. Skills from this program can also be used in industries like administrative and retail.


Our model is the nationwide gold standard in culinary training for folks with disabilities and we are frequently asked when we will be replicating Hugs Cafe in other communities. Our team has been working behind the scenes to build out the best model that will scale Hugs Cafe nationwide. Bring the nationally renowned Hugs Cafe’s mission-minded concept to your town! We will be with you every step of the way!

Join this inclusive hiring wave!

Grow with us! Hugs Cafe Inc is always looking for employment partners, volunteers, and dynamic and connected board members. Please share your interest below and we will be in touch!