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. 

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.

“Shorten the Line” – A Visit to the Houston Food Bank Program

June 12, 2018

Our consulting team packed their sunglasses last month and headed South to visit the Houston Food Bank in Southeast Texas.

Congratulations to Idalia Nuñez, Winner of the Catalyst for Change Award!

March 7, 2018

Catalyst Kitchens is extremely pleased to announce that Idalia Nuñez, Life Skills Education Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, is the third recipient of the Catalyst for Change Award.

Meet Chef Tasheena Butler, our 2016 Catalyst for Change Winner!

April 6, 2017

We are so pleased to award the second recipient of the Catalyst for Change Award to Chef Tasheena Butler, Culinary Training Coordinator at Liberty's Kitchen in New Orleans.

Chef Marianne Ali, the first Catalyst for Change Award Winner

January 2, 2017

Catalyst Kitchens presents the first CK Annual Award in recognition of an individual from the CK network whose outstanding service and dedication to empowering lives through job training has made a significant impact to individuals, their community, and the field of food service social enterprise. The first recipient of this award is the very special Chef Marianne Ali, Director of Culinary Job Training at DC Central Kitchen. Marianne embodies the spirit of this award; she has given her heart and talent to supporting student goals and the success of DCCK.