Invest in your community and watch your program thrive; neglect your community’s needs and watch your program struggle. Invest time and resources in these four major partnerships for your program's growth and longevity.
The Maryland Food Bank is a major force throughout Maryland and distributes enough food to provide more than 37 MILLION meals throughout the state annually. In 2010, they decided they wanted to do even more and started FoodWorks, a 12 week culinary training program with job readiness and placement support. They have prepared 200+ graduates for culinary employment since the program’s inception.
#GivingTuesday is on November 27th, 2018. Is your program ready to take advantage of the national fundraising movement?
The Catalyst Kitchens model is designed to create long-term pathways out of poverty rather than quick fixes. We know that hard culinary skills can help get a student a job and soft skills, like teamwork and communication, will help them KEEP a job. Catalyst Kitchens training programs provide this support to develop long-term career plans with wage progression and career advancement.
For the people, by the people – our CK² National Summit brought Catalyst Kitchens and Feeding America Community Kitchens organizations to present, share, and work together on solutions to benefit the community. With 172 people, 40 CK organizations, 29 Feeding America Community Kitchens, and 1 shared goal of training students for employment in the foodservice industry, the potential for growth was exponential.
This infographic will give you the top five reasons why Catalyst Kitchens members think the kitchen is the best place to train students for the workforce.
Catalyst Kitchens is extremely pleased to announce that Idalia Nuñez, Life Skills Education Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, is the third recipient of the Catalyst for Change Award.
We are so pleased to award the second recipient of the Catalyst for Change Award to Chef Tasheena Butler, Culinary Training Coordinator at Liberty's Kitchen in New Orleans.
Catalyst Kitchens presents the first CK Annual Award in recognition of an individual from the CK network whose outstanding service and dedication to empowering lives through job training has made a significant impact to individuals, their community, and the field of food service social enterprise. The first recipient of this award is the very special Chef Marianne Ali, Director of Culinary Job Training at DC Central Kitchen. Marianne embodies the spirit of this award; she has given her heart and talent to supporting student goals and the success of DCCK.