Mission Possible Café, located at 1516 West Van Buren Street, is the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s latest project—and it’s opening this fall.
The new café will offer southwestern-inspired cuisine with an emphasis on Mexican grilled items. It will focus on strong customer service, as well as quality food at affordable prices.
One of the key factors that will set this new restaurant apart is its story.
The Phoenix Rescue mission provides a new beginning for men, women and children in the community who are struggling with homelessness, addiction and trauma. Many people who enter Phoenix Rescue Mission have little to no job experience. For this reason, the organization now takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Rather than solely focusing on the sobriety of the clients, it also assists with job training through the vocational development program.
“Adding Mission Possible Café to Mission Cookies and Mission Catering as a training ground for our already successful Food Service Manager’s Training program, will allow us to continue to serve our clients and help them advance,” said Jay A. Cory, President and CEO, Phoenix Rescue Mission.
All Mission Possible Café employees will be part of the vocational development program, an eight-month course designed to get participants back on their feet.
The program begins with four months of classes, where men and women learn about food service and gain other practical skills. It concludes with four months of practical application when participants can work at Mission Possible Café. Its ultimate goals are to prepare people for the workforce and to give them the ability to give back using service.
“Clients will learn food service operations, develop leadership skills, and be prepared for successful placement in management level positions in the food service industry. We hope the community will join us for a great meal and help transform lives in the process,” said Cory.
Mission Possible café will be open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information visit www.missionpossiblecafe.com in the coming weeks.