Catalyst Kitchens Blog

Support Your Staff, Support Your Students
Coaching & Evaluation Skills for Culinary Instructors & Student Trainers

Staff that train students in the kitchen are much more than instructors: they take on case management, life skills coaching, and mentorship responsibilities as well. 

Looking Forward to 2019 with Catalyst Kitchens

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February 5, 2019

Catalyst Kitchens Director Renee Martin gives us her insight on the year ahead for our network.

“Empowering People. Feeding the Hungry.”

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December 5, 2018

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.

“Living Pictures”: Visualizing Data with Tableau

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December 4, 2018

For me, the word “tableau” used to provoke the French definition: a painting or canvas. Aficionados of art history may even associate the word with a style known as “tableau vivant”, or “living picture“. As you may have guessed, the word now holds new meaning for me- although in many ways the definition still rings true.

Build Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign

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November 16, 2018

#GivingTuesday is on November 27th, 2018. Is your program ready to take advantage of the national fundraising movement?

New Programs, Stronger Standards, More Graduates

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November 2, 2018

With new business come new challenges. Coast Mental Health’s foodservice operations have exploded since they joined the Catalyst Kitchens network in 2017 with a brand new catering program and in-house contract meals program for their housing residents.

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