~Please pardon us while we update our website~


 Since 2009, Heat of the Kitchen has helped hundreds of youth realize their amazing value through active, professional practice.

Our Covid Response

Over 560 meals made by students

  • Fall 2020:  Through our weekly virtual cooking classes, students were proud to make meals for their families.

Over 5000 meals delivered

  • November 2020-May 2021:  Deliveries to Ida B. Wells families of fresh produce, eggs and our chef-made meal kits, supplying over 250 meals per week.  Thank you Catalyst Kitchens for your funding help!

What's Happening Now: Back in the garden with our students

After a year and a half of being away, our garden needed a lot of attention. We leveraged this opportunity into increasing our focus on making food connections – especially where our food comes from and how to grow it. 

We are updating our blog!

It has been 4 years since we’ve been able to gather as a school community for our signature Harvest Meal.  For many students this event

We’ve been working hard on revitalizing our garden space here at Ida B. Wells, planting starts, weeding, and everything in between! Here are some snapshots

Sometimes just a bowl of something simple and warm helps in ways nothing else can.  This posole, made by Chefs Brenda and Debbie along with

We’ve been doing a lot of counting and maneuvering these days, making sure our packing of deliveries are correct and packed in a way that

It’s time to hit the reset button and relax and begin to tell a wonderful story. I’m eager to share that we are in the

***Yes, our 3/12/20 Long Table Dinner Event is canceled. *** Yes, it was a sad decision to make but our students always give us hope,

In website years, 12 years of blog writing is a long time.  At some point, everything needs to be updated.  This is the time!


Soon we will have all of our past posts -with images- reconnected for you to enjoy in one streamlined site.  We look forward to sharing our story with you.

Contact Us

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Heat of the Kitchen 

c/o Ida B. Wells High School

1099 Hayes St.

San Francisco, CA 94117