Our Goal

We are a lunch cafe with a major difference.  No Limits Cafe,  a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will train and employ adults with Intellectual Disabilities.   It is our belief that EVERYONE has the ability to be a contributing member of society.  Our employees will have a sense of pride and purpose, while serving our customers great food. No Limits Cafe will be an inclusive win-win for our community!

Our Mission

Our mission is to EMPOWER adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within our community and to increase awareness of their potential.

Board of Directors

     Stephanie Cartier  Co-Founder

Stephanie Cartier

After an 11 year career at Morgan Stanley, in NYC,  in 1994, Stephanie switched careers to Stay at Home mom after her first child was born. Two more children entered the picture, which the youngest, the only girl, was born with down syndrome.  Stephanie became very active in the special needs community, subsequently becoming co-chairperson of the NJ State mandated Special Education parent advisory group, Middletown Friends of Different Learners (MTFODL), in her town’s school district.  It was a post she held for 8 years.  She strongly advocated for the needs of students.  Stephanie also worked with her church’s St. Vincent de Paul Society for many years.  In addition, she was a volunteer with Sea Bright Rising after Hurricane Sandy.  Stephanie graduated from Rider University in June 1984, with a B.A. in Communications.

Mark Cartier Co-Founder

Mark Cartier

Mark Cartier is married, and father of three. He has spent the past fourteen years as a volunteer and coordinator for RallyCap Sports, formerly Challenged Youth Sports. Mark also served as Director of Children’s Liturgy at St. Catharine’s Church in Holmdel, for 17 years. Mark is the co-founder of No Limits Café, a restaurant dedicated to employing and training adults with intellectual disabilities.
Mr. Cartier is a Managing Director for Mizuho Securities USA LLC. He manages short-term trading activities and US Agency trading. Some of his responsibilities include oversight for funding, and balance sheet management. Additionally, Mark coordinates cross-marketing with Mizuho Bank USA and its clients. Mark joined Mizuho Securities USA LLC in September 2003.  Mr. Cartier is also the liaison for Mizuho Securities USA LLC with the Federal Reserve Bank and U.S. Treasury Department. Responsibilities include provision of guidance regarding Treasury issuance, and maintenance of Primary Dealership relationship.
Mr. Cartier graduated from Rider University in June 1984, with a B.S. in Commerce.

Michael E. Weintraub  Director

Michael E. Weintraub

Michael E. Weintraub, is associated, Of Counsel, with Lance Brown and Associates, LLC.  His practice focuses primarily on estate planning, Medicaid planning, estate administration and estate litigation. Mr. Weintraub also represents clients in various civil litigation matters, closely held businesses and real estate transactions. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court. Mr. Weintraub is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar Association’s Elder Law Divisions, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Elderlaw Round Table. He earned his B.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from George Washington University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law Camden.

Management Team

Alexandra Sciortino – Restaurant Manager

Before taking the position of Restaurant Manager at No Limits Cafe, Alexandra has worked numerous jobs in the Restaurant and Hotel Industry while also acquiring experience with people with intellectual disabilities in the form of a companion. Alexandra is currently studying International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University and looks forward to graduating in the Spring of 2019.

AlexandraSciortino@nolimitscafe.org

Jackie Plant – Kitchen Manager

Jackie Plant has spent much of her career as a senior food editor, developing recipes and writing about food for national magazines, such as Woman’s Day, Parents, Country Living, Weight Watchers and more.  Prior to that, Jackie was a general manager of Century Cafe in NYC, which received a 2 star review from the New York Times while under her direction.

In between these two professions, Jackie had the privilege to teach adults with special needs how to cook and work in a professional kitchen. Now she’s working alongside them to cook for you.

JackiePlant@nolimitscafe.org

Other organizations making a difference…

If you are in the area, please visit one of the following establishments that employ adults with disabilities.  We have been to them and they are great!

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Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

2670 S 2000E Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Howdy Homemade is on a relentless pursuit to provide employment for individuals with special needs. Thank you for your support of our mission!

Grateful Bites

42 Route 12 Flemington, NJ. 08822

Ability 2 Work is the revolutionary non-profit that operates Grateful Bites. 100% of the proceeds from Grateful Bites support the differently-abled in job sampling, training and employment. Every purchase and donation at Grateful Bites goes to supporting an inclusive approach to autism by Ability 2 Work. We don\'t believe in \"cures\" or \"limitations\". We believe that every child, young adult, and adult deserves the opportunity to show the world their intelligence, love, and skills. We truly believe in everyone’s right to thrive and be allowed to be contributing members of their community.

Popcorn For The People

East Brunswick, NJ

We believe in the empowerment of individuals and communities We provide meaningful & lasting employment for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. We create employment through popcorn! Every tin you purchase provides at least an hour of meaningful employment.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

4333 Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75225

Howdy Homemade is on a relentless pursuit to provide employment for individuals with special needs. Thank you for your support of our mission!

Hugs Cafe, Inc.

224 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069, USA

Hugs Cafe is the dream of our Founder and President Ruth Thompson. Her vision was to create a non-profit Cafe that would be run and operated primarily by adults with special needs and we’ve done just that!  The mission of Hugs is to enhance the lives of adults with special needs through training and employment.  At Hugs Cafe, we’re changing the world one Hug at a time by focusing on four key objectives:  Creating Jobs, Teaching Skills, Developing Respect, and Changing Lives.

Harvest Cafe

694 New Dorp Lane Staten Island, NY 10306

Harvest Café opened in 2011 as part of A Very Special Place, Inc., that unites a chef and restaurant staff with innovative educators and agency program participants to be a full service successful daytime restaurant. 

Bitty & Beau's Coffee

4949 New Centre Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee – it’s an experience. While the shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the customers love the products, they really come in for the unique customer service experience.

Bitty & Beau's Coffee

159 Church Street Charleston, SC 28403

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee – it’s an experience. While the shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the customers love the products, they really come in for the unique customer service experience.

Camerons Chocolates

9639 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Guilt-free chocolate was once just a dream for lovers of sweetness everywhere, but with Cameron’s Chocolates it is here! Our remarkable chocolates are made with love and devotion by a wonderful group of young adults and volunteers. These young adults have been dealt some wild cards, which add challenges to their daily lives. Some were born with genetic disorders, some with Autism, and some with undefined intellectual or physical disabilities. But they all share a love of life and an appreciation of what it means to have meaningful employment at Cameron’s Chocolates. We promise you’ll taste the love in every single bite.

No Limits Cafe

418 Rt 35 Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

Coming in Early 2019! EMPOWER adults with intellectual disabilities by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives within our community and to increase awareness of their potential. “Eat well, do good.”