Connect With Your Community

The Catalyst Kitchens network serves as a meeting ground for foodservice job training programs to learn & grow together. From in-person events to virtual opportunities, we offer a variety of programming designed to bring people together. Plug into the network and improve the quality of your program while growing professionally.

In Person Opportunities


Biennial National Summit

Our largest conference offering, we organize a National Summit every other year. National Summit sessions are member-driven and cover a range of relevant topics in foodservice social enterprise and job training. Join us for informative panels, engaging discussion groups, and ample networking opportunities. Visit the archive of our last national summit from September 2020.

Regional Summits

Ever wonder how someone else does your job at a similar organization? Our Regional Summits provide an opportunity for staff to meet their peers in person, build relationships regionally, and explore shared successes and challenges. Some of the best learning is done through peer exchange!

Connect Virtually from Your Office


IDEA groups

Our IDEA groups connect our members around issues that matter most in their work. We host bi-monthly calls to create a space for members to discuss opportunities & challenges, share ideas & resources, and source new ideas from one another. Each call is focused on a specific topic, from job training to business operations to fund development.

Tap Into a National Community 

Our network is full of knowledge & our members know how to use it! We encourage members to reach out directly to staff members at fellow organizations to connect over shared interests and programming initiatives. Our team is happy to facilitate these connections and our Staff Directory is available for members to connect directly.

Join Our Member Community

Is your organization interested in becoming a Catalyst Kitchens member? Visit our inquiries page and get in touch.