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 amble networking opportunities. Learn more about our next National Summit coming in May 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!

 

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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.

Train the Trainer Workshop

These workshops are designed for student trainers and programs staff to build skills around effective coaching, mentoring, & providing feedback to students.

Regional Summits

Regional Summits are an excellent opportunity to peers in person, build relationships regionally, and explore shared successes and challenges.  

National Summit

Our biennial National Summit is for the network, by the network. Summit sessions are member-driven & cover a range of topics in foodservice job training. 

IDEA Groups

We host bi-monthly calls to create a space for members to discuss opportunities & challenges, share ideas & resources, and get new ideas.

Our Mentorship Program

We facilitate a mentorship program for our members to grow professionally through receiving guidance or by sharing their own insights. 

Data Champions

Increase your organization's proficiency with data analysis. Our Data Champions Fellowship is an opportunity to display your nonprofit's data in a whole new way.

Join Our Member Community

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