Food editor Lauren Drews Daniels goes in-depth at Cafe Momentum in Dallas and profiles the interns that make up the front- and back-of-house at the restaurant. Two more locations of Café Momentum have opened this year, with a goal of 10 markets over the next five years and 50 markets in 25 years.
Founder Chad Houser was recognized with the Judith Horgan award by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) for his success in breaking the cycle of incarceration and violence for young people in the juvenile justice system.
Joey Orduña Hastings, CEO of NCJFCJ, says that once her organization had learned about the success of Café Momentum, giving Houser the award was non-negotiable. The group’s personnel work with nonprofits around the country, but the differentiator they see here is the licensed and talented professionals and their personal investment and visible dedication to the interns’ success.