Catalyst Kitchens Blog

Champions for Youth
Shining a Light on Catalyst Kitchens Youth Programming

Early employment experiences give youth exposure to the workplace and can set them on a path towards a living wage career. We are hosting a Youth and Young Adult Training Workshop in May designed for youth programs to pave the to success.

“Living Pictures”: Visualizing Data with Tableau

December 4, 2018

For me, the word “tableau” used to provoke the French definition: a painting or canvas. Aficionados of art history may even associate the word with a style known as “tableau vivant”, or “living picture“. As you may have guessed, the word now holds new meaning for me- although in many ways the definition still rings true.

Build Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign

November 16, 2018

#GivingTuesday is on November 27th, 2018. Is your program ready to take advantage of the national fundraising movement?

New Programs, Stronger Standards, More Graduates

November 2, 2018

With new business come new challenges. Coast Mental Health’s foodservice operations have exploded since they joined the Catalyst Kitchens network in 2017 with a brand new catering program and in-house contract meals program for their housing residents.

How to Recruit Students During Low Unemployment

October 31, 2018

The Catalyst Kitchens model is designed to create long-term pathways out of poverty rather than quick fixes. We know that hard culinary skills can help get a student a job and soft skills, like teamwork and communication, will help them KEEP a job.

Measuring Success: A Look at Model Membership at Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

October 10, 2018

The Catalyst Kitchens team has qualified Community Kitchen Pittsburgh as a Model Member in the CK Network! Model Membership is the Catalyst Kitchens way to determine the impact organizations have on their community. Community Kitchen Pittsburgh has been working towards Model Membership for years with their focus on formerly incarcerated individuals and a student job placement rate of 92% of their graduates.