CAFÉ MOMENTUM: FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Chad Houser is the founder of Café Momentum, a non‑profit that employs teenage boys who have been through the juvenile justice system, and teaches them skills for the service industry.
Chad has been a chef for 16 years, but sold his partnership share of Parigi Restaurant to devote his full attention to Café Momentum as Executive Director.
This past January, Houser opened Café Momentum’s first brick‑and‑mortar location across from Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas. The restaurant is run by the interns, as they’re known.
The boys rotate through different stations in the restaurant learning about hosting, serving, and cooking. Houser is also a finalist for Texan of the Year this year.
By creating a positive influence in a professional environment, Houser is able to mold and change lives for the better throughout the DFW community.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture.