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The place of new beginnings


We are a small, French inspired café located at 616 South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, NC. We offer an integrated hiring model, seeking to provide equal employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is our mission to provide community & connection across the table.

We believe good food brings people together!

We are a full service, first come-first served restaurant.

We do not accept reservations.

We have one menu that is served daily from 8am-2pm.

Due to our capacity & operating hours, our wait list may be cut off prior to closing on busy days so that our kitchen can accommodate current tables & orders!


When our restaurant is on a wait, take-out is limited to our take-out menu (click here). Full menu take-out orders are taken by phone or walk-in & typically available Monday-Friday and weekends before 9am. Thank you in advance for being kind to us! 



8am-2pm, daily

Physical gift cards are available in the restaurant or can be purchased over the phone! E-gift cards available above!

Chez (shay) Genèse (zheh-ness)

The Place of Genesis - The Place of New Beginnings

At Chez Genèse we believe the desire to find meaning and fulfilling work is woven into basic human need and nature, and that every person has a skill set to contribute.


Just over 50% of our staff are intellectually and developmentally disabled humans. It is our goal to change the way our world both views and hires adults with disabilities. To learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, and how we do it, you can visit us in person, read more here, attend one of our workshops, or check out our YouTube content



Non-discrimination Policy

Chez Genèse does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. Chez Genèse is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, community members, program participants, vendors, and donors. 


Chez Genèse is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation

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