Light House Bistro & Catering

Changing Lives...One Meal At A Time

 Illustration by Lindsay Bolin

Light House Bistro and B.E.S.T. Catering are self-sustaining and revenue generating social enterprises that support the ongoing workforce development and housing programs at The Light House. Located on the property of our former shelter at 202 West Street, The Light House Bistro is a 50-seat full-service restaurant that provides employment opportunities for over workforce development graduates. Our 202 West Street property is also home to our B.E.S.T. Catering's advanced culinary catering kitchen.

Learn more about our job training program

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What is a social enterprise?
Social enterprises are businesses that tackle social problems, benefiting an underserved population by delivering outcomes based on a specific mission. They create revenue from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into their programs and the local community.

The Light House mission is rebuilding lives in order to break the cycle of homelessness. Our Social Enterprise bottom line is providing living wage employment for those experiencing homelessness. We believe you cannot have sustainable housing without sustainable employment. This project is about creating JOBS.

About The 202 West Street Project
The Light House repurposed our former downtown Annapolis shelter, located at 202 West Street. This project serves multiple purposes including:

Advanced Culinary Training Center
• Full Teaching Kitchen • Real-Work Opportunities for graduates of our culinary arts job training program, Building Employment Success Training (B.E.S.T.)

B.E.S.T. Catering Kitchen 
• Custom Catering • Lunch Contracts • Prepared Meals • Signature Items

The Light House Bistro 
• 50 Seats • Coffee Bar • Open to the public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Permanent Supportive Housing 
• Four apartments for former residents of The Light House on the second floor