Brighton Center celebrates 10 years of culinary arts training program

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The Brighton Center’s program Center Table, Catering with a Purpose, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party this Friday.

Center Table is a social enterprise catering business venture that supports recovery efforts and culinary arts training for women with substance use disorder.

“Working together to put on these catering events builds their self-esteem, and with every success, their confidence grows,” said Anita Prater, Recovery Services director. “These women are working really hard in the recovery process, and Center Table allows them to have a little fun while gaining real-life skills.”

All proceeds from catering go directly back to helping women overcome addiction. 

“People connect over food,” said Erica Owens, Food Service manager and former BRC alumna. “When you’re cooking it, when you’re around the table eating it together, you’re connecting with it. Working together in the kitchen connects all of us at the Recovery Center, and then taking it out to catering events connects us with the community. CENTER TABLE has provided me a way to give back to the house that saved me and that’s an amazing feeling.”

The event will be held from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at Brighton Recovery Center for Women, 375 Weaver Road in Florence, Kentucky.

Parking is available at Gateway Community & Technical College, 500 Technology Way, in Florence with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Recovery Center. The Open House will include tastings of some of Center Table’s incredible dishes and tours of Brighton Recovery Center for Women. 

The Center for Women is a 100-bed facility located in Boone County that utilizes the Recovery Dynamics curriculum and is a peer-driven model of recovery.

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