Edible Nashville Fall Farm Dinner helping teens cook up a better future

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Edible Nashville is hosting its Fall Farm Dinner benefit Friday and Saturday and tickets are still available. The dinner is held three times a year, celebrating local farms and benefiting a different nonprofit. This weekend’s dinner will benefit Cafe Momentum, a program that trains young people who have been through the […]

Southern Smoke brings together top chefs for their three-day festival this weekend

Chris Shepherd and Chef Chad Houser with Cafe Momentum discuss their roles in changing communities for the better HOUSTON — Chris Shepherd‘s Southern Smoke Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday, with the country’s best chefs, live music, tastiest food, and fantastic wine, beer, and cocktails. The three-day event will raise funds and awareness for food […]

Changing Lives Through Culinary Skills

Richard King Mellon Foundation 2021 Annual Report Café Momentum comes to Pittsburgh to help young people move from the criminal-justice system to self-sufficiency. TRISTYN WILLIAMS was 15, pregnant and living in a juvenile rehabilitation center in Texas. The world was closing in on her, and there seemed to be no way forward. She was also […]

Fine dining restaurant geared to help teens set to open in Pittsburgh

Source. Cafe Momentum, a fine dining restaurant designed to help teens who have been part of the criminal justice system, is scheduled to open in downtown Pittsburgh in August. The restaurant was created in Dallas seven years ago by Chad Houser.”Over the last seven years we worked with over 1,000 youth,” Houser said. Cafe Momentum […]

Providing confidence, motivation and more

Offensive lineman Zach Banner and former defensive back and current judge Honorable Dwayne Woodruff recently took part in the Café Momentum Virtual Dinner: Growing Opportunity. The Steelers partnered with the Players Coalition and Café Momentum for the dinner conversation, and yes everyone on the panel did enjoy dinner from home as they shared in depth […]

Transforming Lives and Creating Opportunity for At-Risk Youth

A Conversation with Chad Houser, Founder, CEO, and Executive Chef at Café Momentum Chef Chad Houser came to a sudden realization: Not everyone has equal access to the American dream. He evolved his dream to create Café Momentum, which works to provide opportunity and break cycles of poverty. Chad Houser (center) with participants from the […]