Readiness Checklist

To benefit from our consulting services, you'll need a few things in place:


501(c)3 non-profit organization status.

An annual operating budget.

Plans to launch within one to two years, if not already operating.

Partnership with community food banks, kitchens, government agencies, social service providers, faith-based groups or others.

Existing operations or plans to start a foodservice job training, community feeding program or social enterprises (businesses to help fund your mission such as catering, café or restaurant).

A consultating budget: consultation focused on feasibility and strategy typically costs $1,000.  A long term engagement consulting planning (12-18 months) includes three site visits and one site visit at Catalyst Kitchens' homebase in Seattle, Washington. This contract is focused on program design, job-training curriculum, and operationalizing your social enterprise and costs an average of $30,000. Please submit a "Request for Services" for more details on what consulting package would be best for your organization. 


If you have all of these items in place, please fill out our request services form.


If you do not yet meet our readiness criteria, see our tips to prepare for consulting services.