Managing Director, Catalyst Kitchens
Vice President of National Initiatives, FareStart
Resource Design Associate
Database & Operations Associate
Jeremy joins Catalyst Kitchens from 13 years at Microsoft as a Software Engineer and manager. He brings a passion for food access and hunger relief, especially solutions that shorten the distance between food growth and its consumption. In his new role, Jeremy will bring his experience with technology and data pipelines to bolster data-informed decisions. This work will focus on how we can all integrate technology and data to strengthen and increase the impact of the Catalyst Kitchens team and its members.
Member Advisory Council
The Catalyst Kitchens Member Advisory Council (MAC) is comprised of leadership from across Model Member organizations. The MAC serves to provide valuable insight and strategic decision making in an effort to scale network impact and enhace membership value.
Senior Manager, Membership & Resource Development
Sam comes to Catalyst Kitchens with over a decade of experience working in food systems and the nonprofit sector. Throughout her career, she has successfully leveraged public and private resources to support local producers, food businesses, and consumers. Sam is excited to bring a passion for hunger relief and social enterprise to Catalyst Kitchen’s diverse network of partners.
Senior Manager, Consulting & Training
Justin has worked for years merging food, gardening, and the culinary arts with services for vulnerable populations in both Chicago and Seattle. In his role as Program Development Manager, Justin draws on a wide range of experience with instruction, curriculum writing, program expansion, youth education, and over a decade of work in restaurants and hospitality.
Program Development Manager
Ariel joins Catalyst Kitchens with 15 years experience working with nonprofit organizations to implement sustainable community engagement programs. She brings her passion for using food as a tool to build capacity with partner agencies and further strengthen communities.
Support & Engagement Coordinator
Natalie joins Catalyst Kitchens with experience in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Entrepreneurship, Retail, Catering, and Sales. Natalie was the Lead Catering Chef Instructor for Farestart’s Apprenticeship Program and Adult Culinary Program. In her new role, she will be supporting programs and outreach initiatives. Natalie enjoys connecting individuals to resources that helps them develop professionally & personally.
David has a long history of incubating and launching food-service-based social enterprises including his founding of what would become Catalyst Kitchens in 2006. His work in the field has been so impactful that he was the recipient of a Social Enterprise Alliance Leadership Award in 2009.