Red’s Place Diner (named for Harry “Red” Foster)
With the help of The Harry E. Foster Foundation, Red’s Place diner, established in 1999, is a fully functioning diner operated by Q.V.S.S., as a successful training program for those who wish to work in the food service industry. Alternatively, a person could help subsidize his/her income at Red’s Place diner by participating in this program. Refresh or acquire new skills such as following recipes, hygiene, proper food handling, kitchen safety, food preparation, how to cook and much more!
In the beginning, Red’s Diner wished for a place where participants could eat, as well as, learn how to cook. Today, it is that and much more! Red’s Diner is a place where people come to learn and work, to re-energize their minds and enjoy great food in a spacious and relaxing atmosphere. It is a social environment for people who attend our day supports, staff, guests and visiting agencies.
The Red’s Place training program supplies hands-on teaching to provide healthy, subsidized meals for 80 or more people a day, increasing individual skills necessary to seek competitive employment in the food service industry. Red’s Diner continues to cater to and share our building with other non-profit agencies that lack space to conduct their meetings. The staff at Red’s Diner is experienced at assessing the capabilities of trainees and accurately assessing what level of employment they should seek in the food service industry.