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!

2021-2022 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. 

Blog Posts Returning!

Back Again

  Yes! We are back in our classroom with a new group of students, eager for hands-on learning.  An invigorating way to realize how long

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Full of Heart

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

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A Bowl of Comfort

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

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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.