The Brooklyn Kitchen: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

by Cameron St. Germain

What they do: The Brooklyn Kitchen offers a variety of classes for home cooks, ranging from basic knife skills and kitchen essentials to pig butchering. They also host several classes in “do-it-yourself” skills such as cheesemaking and beer brewing. The classes are diverse and seasonally appropriate, and are taught by skilled professionals in their respective fields. In addition to providing a culinary education, The Brooklyn Kitchen is a neighborhood cooking shop that carries a large and diverse assortment of cooking tools and small appliances. It is also a butcher shop that sources from local family farms using sustainable raising methods, and a curated green grocer, stocking specialty and local foods.

How they do itN/A

Mission: We are a cooking store that offers equipment, education, and ingredients. We help people discover the joy of nourishing themselves, their families, and their friends.

Latest project/campaign: The Brooklyn Kitchen’s Club Association launched in January 2017. Membership includes monthly deliveries of local foods and entry to the Kitchen’s quarterly Club meetings, which feature talks given by artisanal manufacturers of a variety of foods.

Major Funding: N/A

Profit/nonprofit: For Profit

Annual budget: N/A

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: Over the past ten years The Brooklyn Kitchen has taught 50,000 people how to cook and been named one of the top 25 cooking schools in the US.



  • 100 Frost Street
  • Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Core Programs: The Brooklyn Kitchen offers over 100 classes, many of which are technique based, such as knife skills, canning, and home brewing.

Number of staff: 0

Number of volunteers:

Areas served:

  • Brooklyn
  • Neighborhood

Date started: 2006

Director: Harry Rosenblum

Contact information:

(718) 389-2982

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