Catalyst Kitchens Blog
Thank You: A message from Catalyst Kitchens Manager Director & VP of National Initiatives Renee Martin on the steadfast response efforts around the network and how we are working to be a resource to member programs.
FareStart has been on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle, supporting the local pivot to increase capacity to serve up to 10,000 meals at FareStart daily for vulnerable populations. Catalyst Kitchens has captured the following best practices to share with our network.
Our realities have changed seemingly overnight. While we practice social distancing, it is easy to lose sight of how this outbreak is affecting our community outside of our homes. Catalyst Kitchens members are on the front lines of relief efforts for those directly affected by this crisis, including low-income & food insecure populations. Here are some ways you can support those most affected by the outbreak.
Students progress at different speeds in the kitchen, posing a real challenge for a chef trainer focused on teaching students and ensuring catering orders are completed correctly in a timely manner. Catalyst Kitchens team member Natalie Evans shares some tips & tricks from her days as a Catering Chef at FareStart with strategies on how to reinforce culinary training techniques in the kitchen and provide extra support to students who need additional reinforcement.
From increasing our in-person workshop offerings to launching our first year of mentorship and data champions programming, we are continually finding new ways to meet your organization’s needs. In 2019 we grew our membership network by 22 members and served 66 unique organizations through our consulting services. Through it all, we’ve been impressed and inspired by all of the amazing work happening around the country. As we gear up for 2020, we’d like to take this moment to celebrate the successes of our membership network.