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. 

New Programs, Stronger Standards, More Graduates

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

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

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.

“Leaders that Meet the Future”

October 2, 2018

For the people, by the people – our CK² National Summit brought Catalyst Kitchens and Feeding America Community Kitchens organizations to present, share, and work together on solutions to benefit the community. With 172 people, 40 CK organizations, 29 Feeding America Community Kitchens, and 1 shared goal of training students for employment in the foodservice industry, the potential for growth was exponential.

Why Do Catalyst Kitchens Programs Train Students in Foodservice?

August 20, 2018

This infographic will give you the top five reasons why Catalyst Kitchens members think the kitchen is the best place to train students for the workforce.