Catalyst Kitchens Blog

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

Our realities have changed seemingly overnight. CK members are on the front lines of relief efforts for those directly affected by this crisis, including low-income and food insecure populations. Here are some ways you can lend your support. 

Four Top Strategies for Financial Sustainability for Catalyst Kitchens Members

March 6, 2019

It goes without saying that financial sustainability is critical to the success of social enterprise job training programs. Since our model is a complex hybrid between private enterprise and public nonprofit funding, it is important to know where one ends and the other begins. What steps can you take to ensure your food service business and job training program are sustainable and thriving?

Madd Love Found in Massachusetts

February 28, 2019

We were surrounded by “madd love” at the last Catalyst Kitchens Regional Summit. Our first regional convening of this kind in the Northeast, the Summit brought together 15 organizations from 5 states for two days of conversation and connection at UTEC in Lowell, MA.

Looking Forward to 2019 with Catalyst Kitchens

February 5, 2019

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

“Empowering People. Feeding the Hungry.”

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

December 4, 2018

What is Tableau and how can it help your organization? Essentially, Tableau is like Microsoft Excel’s stylish bilingual cousin. Tableau software is designed to analyze and visualize the columns and rows of data collected from multiple sources into an interactive dashboard. Get to know Tableau's software and Catalyst Kitchens uses it's visualization tools to bring network data to life.