OUR Vision

a joyfully inclusive community

Cakeable is a nonprofit workforce development program for adults who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer vocational training opportunities in our bakery and the Cakeable Cafe.

We envision joyfully inclusive communities where EVERY PERSON has the opportunity to experience their God-given value and express their abilities and purpose!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower people, businesses, and communities to achieve their fullest potential through inclusive work environments.

cakeable employees

OUR TEAM

Cakeable equips our employees to become self-advocates as they build bridges across the disability employment gap in Charlotte.

In our bakery program and cafe program, employees learn specific and transferable job skills as they create high-quality products, provide customer service, and train for successful, integrated employment in the community.

CAKEABLE FOUNDERS

John & Renee Ratcliffe

John & Renee created Cakeable Charlotte, INC in 2019. For many years, they have been active in local and global ministries to individuals and families affected by disability. John is a Client Executive at Marsh & McLennan Agency and brings broad industry plus general business and finance knowledge. A Charlotte native, Renee holds a BA in Special Education and a MA in Counseling and taught as an exceptional children’s educator in Charlotte schools.

LEAD STAFF

Amanda Jones

Vocational Training Manager

Julia Kravis

Cakeable Cafe Manager

Kaileen Willette

Cakeable Bakery Manager

Tonya Mangum

Cakeable Bakery Assistant Manager

Rachel Meisel

Development and Communications Director

Jeanna Norris

Executive Assistant

Katie Miller

Community Outreach Specialist
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Team Member

BOARD MEMBERS

TIMOTHY P. FLAVIN

CHRISTI FLOYD

CHRIS HILDRETH

RICK JOHNSTON

ANDREW MCCARTNEY

CHARLES REITZ

ASHLEY SPEIGHT

JEANNE TOURTELLOT

Community Partners & Sponsors

Cakeable partners with nonprofit networks to raise awareness of our mission, collaborate with like-minded organizations, and increase our community engagement.

Cakeable is a proud member of SHARE Charlotte and the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

“As the parents of a post high school graduate with special needs, we know first-hand how few opportunities exist for our daughter for community, social development, work-skill development, and employment. Cakeable has taught our daughter that she is significant, that she is a part of something greater than herself, and that she is ABLE.”

Cakeable Parents