Catalyst Kitchens Blog

FareStart’s Catalyst Kitchens Members Rising to the Occasion Nationwide

We may need to be socially distant, but we are not socially disconnected. Our members, their leadership, their volunteers, and their donors are on the front lines of this crisis to take care of the most vulnerable. 

The CARES Act for Nonprofits & Social Enterprises

April 1, 2020

The CARES Act passed in Congress on Friday provides $2 trillion in COVID-19 Disaster Relief funds to small businesses and nonprofits to recover losses experienced during business closures and higher demand for social support services.

The Catalyst Kitchens COVID-19 Response

March 31, 2020

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.

10 Strategies to Pivot to Emergency Meals for Vulnerable Populations

March 26, 2020

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.

We’re All in This Together: Supporting Your Community & Catalyst Kitchens Member Relief Efforts  

March 19, 2020

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. 

Five Ways to Reinforce Culinary Lessons in the Kitchen

February 25, 2020

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.