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Harvest Cafe, "A Very Special Place"

Updated 4:23 PM ET, Fri October 5, 2012
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Drake transitioned from trainee to paid employee after excelling in the program. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
Jean Ringhoff works at a nearby bank and comes to Harvest Cafe at least once a week. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
AVSP Program Director Richard Muniz stops by for lunch. The organization's corporate office is right down the street. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
Jared, a trainee, waits for a drink order to take to a table. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
Alan, a trainee, puts the finishing touch -- a dusting of cinnamon -- on a serving of bread pudding. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
Curt, a trainee, takes his turn at the dishwashing station. Sarah LeTrent/CNN
Chef Rob Burmeister describes his menu as American fusion, but likes to spice it up with themed specials. Here, he serves bratwurst with sauerkraut, sweet and sour red cabbage and potato salad for Oktoberfest. Sarah LeTrent/CNN