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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. 

“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.

How to Recruit Students During Low Unemployment

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October 31, 2018

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.

Measuring Success: A Look at Model Membership at Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

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October 10, 2018

The Catalyst Kitchens team has qualified Community Kitchen Pittsburgh as a Model Member in the CK Network! Community Kitchen Pittsburgh has been working towards Model Membership for years with their focus on formerly incarcerated individuals and a student job placement rate of 92% of their graduates.

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