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Cooking & Nutrition Programs

Find out more about Community Kitchens Northwest.

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Tilth Alliance's cooking and nutrition program offers opportunities unique to fit the needs and wants of the community it serves.  See a map of community kitchen sites.

Community Kitchen Models

Spring Roll Spread

Over time, these three models have developed as a way to serve our needs here in Seattle:

  • Community dinners
  • After-school cooking clubs
  • Cook and take home pre-made meals

Community Meals

Spring Roll

Rainier Valley friends -- we will start up community dinners when construction at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands is complete, hopefully in late 2017. Stay tuned!

 Guiding Principals

  • A community kitchen is any place where people gather to cook, eat and share food together
  • Scratch cooking, simple recipes easily translatable to home cooking
  • Participants are involved in meal planning and preparation
  • Provide opportunity for leadership among participants
  • Incorporate cooking skills and nutrition information in experiential learning environment
  • Wherever possible source local, seasonal and sustainably produced food
  • Meals built around seasonal produce
  • Proper food safety

History

Tilth Alliance's cooking and nutrition program began when Community Kitchens Northwest became a Tilth Alliance program in 2011. It started in 2007 as an all-volunteer group excited to cook and share food with our communities. Our model is inspired from by Fresh Choice Kitchens in Vancouver BC, as well as The Stop-In in Toronto.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact sharonsiehl@tilthalliance.org.

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