Aspire Bakery & Bistro


Aspire Bakery & Bistro is located on CPCC’s Harris Campus. Aspire is a self-supported Baking & Pastry Arts student life project and all proceeds benefit the purchasing of goods or supplies, student scholarship opportunities, student activities and extracurricular educational opportunities. Aspire is also a work-based learning opportunity for any student currently enrolled in the Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management programs. The students have an opportunity to gain experiences and learn skills that will enhance their development moving into the industry upon graduation. Aspire focuses on high production, time management, detail orientation, exemplary customer service skills and much more.






Aspire features artisan style breakfast pastries, freshly brewed daily coffees, handcrafted salads and gourmet sandwiches on artisan style breads. It also boasts an assortment of baked goods and desserts. All food is produced in-house and baked fresh daily by Aspire’s work-based learning students. Aspire implements a new menu every two (2) weeks to offer a great variety to guests. An updated menu can be found on its Facebook page. Aspire also offers on-campus catering or pick-up catering for small groups. Contact Sandy Birmingham for more information.



Operational Hours

Spring and Fall Semesters
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


CPCC Harris Campus
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte


Have our delicious menus inspired you to explore the world of culinary arts or baking and pastry arts?

CPCC’s Culinary Arts> program provides training for careers in full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering and more. Our Baking and Pastry Arts program equips students with the skills and techniques needed to successfully secure a baking and pastry arts position in a variety of settings.

If you are interested in non-degree cooking and baking courses, try a Charlotte Cooks class. With classes ranging from knife skills and soup making, to bread baking and cake decorating, we have something for everyone.