The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street,
Boston, MA
Main photo credit: Alice Richardson

About The KITCHEN

Boston’s Hub for Seasonal Culinary Education

The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market, managed by The Trustees, is a community gathering space in downtown Boston that hosts hands-on classes, educational experiences and tasting demos that celebrate the season and promote healthy living in Massachusetts by connecting visitors to the farmers, artisans, lands, and waters of this region. With instruction by professional chefs, we present different cooking styles, cultures, and techniques in our culinary programs, and highlight local craft beer, wine and spirits. We also host a variety of annual festivals, hands-on artisan workshops, and other programs that promote sustainability, health, and wellness.

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What do we do? The KITCHEN hosts events, classes and workshops showcasing the bounty of Massachusetts farmers and artisans:

  • Hands-on classes showcasing seasonal recipes with “from-scratch” chef instruction
  • Skill-building workshops that give in-depth exposure to seasonal topics
  • Demos and tastings with farm-fresh ingredients
  • Experiences celebrating craft beer, wine and spirits
  • Programs that promote health and wellness
  • Private classes, workshops and events

Where are we located? You can find us inside the Boston Public Market at 100 Hanover Street. We are near Faneuil Hall, across from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and directly above the Haymarket MBTA station at the cross section of the North End, Government Center, and the Financial Districts of Downtown Boston.

How can you join a public class, workshop or event? Find and book one of our many cooking classes, workshops or experiences at www.thetrustees.org/kitchenevents. We have classes almost every day, for every taste, ability, and interest.

How can you book a private class or event? The KITCHEN hosts cooking classes and food experiences for private groups. We also rent our space for private events for up to 100 people. To book a private class or event, please contact  kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org.
 
How is The Trustees involved? As a feature of its agricultural stewardship work across the Commonwealth, The Trustees was a founding member of The Boston Public Market and is the lead programming partner.
 
Trustees members receive a 20%-50% discount on all programming in The KITCHEN. If you take more than two classes per year, your membership pays for itself!

The Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. The Market houses 40 local farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.

Boston Public Market

Appleton Farms Cheese Shop at BPM

In addition to serving as the lead programming partner for the market, The Trustees is also one of the New England-based vendors at the Market. Our Appleton Farms vendor booth features dairy products made from Appleton Farm’s Jersey herd – including bottled milk and aged cheese. With over 100 artisanal cheeses and yogurts from 20 different farms of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild, the Appleton Farms vendor booth offers the largest selection of Massachusetts-made cheeses available anywhere. Your Trustees membership entitles you to 10% off purchases at the Appleton Farms booth and discounts on programming at The KITCHEN.

Public Programs

The KITCHEN hosts hands-on classes, educational experiences and tasting demos that celebrate the season by connecting visitors to the farmers, artisans, lands, and waters of this region.

  • Hands-on classes showcasing seasonal recipes with “from-scratch” chef instruction
  • Skill-building workshops that give in-depth exposure to seasonal topics
  • Demos and tastings with farm-fresh ingredients
  • Experiences celebrating craft beer, wine and spirits
  • Programs that promote health and wellness

The KITCHEN’s schedule is updated seasonally. In addition, we have program series, festivals, and events that continue throughout the year.

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Monthly Programming

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Classes
Hands-on cooking classes using farm-fresh ingredients from the Boston Public Market. Classes feature expert instruction through a three-course meal with seasonal recipes from a variety of cooking traditions.

KITCHEN Master Class
Conquer your kitchen with these in-depth classes! Each KITCHEN Master Class will focus on a different cooking style, technique or food group to teach you about sourcing, preparing, seasoning and cooking each recipe to perfection. Cooking skills of all levels are welcome!


Baking School
Learn how to recreate classic desserts and baked goods with our expert baking team using premium ingredients from the Boston Public Market farmers and artisans. We’ll focus on techniques, ingredients, and the science behind common mistakes.

Artisan Workshops & ExperiencesHands-on workshops showcasing the artisans of the Boston Public Market, including:

  • Pasta-Making with Law of Pasta
  • Truffle-Making with Taza Chocolate
  • Dumplings with Noodle Lab
  • Mixology for the Season with Short Path Distillery and Bully Boy Distillers
  • Coffee Experiences with George Howell
  • Seafood, Raw Bar, Ceviche and Sushi with Red’s Best
  • Fiber Dyeing with New England Farm to Fiber
  • Spices and Herbs with Soluna Garden Farm
  • Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Events with Hopster’s Alley and Massachusetts Wine Shop

Kids in The KITCHEN
Hands-on cooking class for age 6-12 to learn about local food and the journey it makes from the farm to the table. Kids explore and taste the seasonal bounty of the region together with our chef and vendors at the Boston Public Market.

Superfood Society with Jennifer Hanway
Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway leads this hands-on wellness class on local and seasonal super foods and nutrition.

Partner Opportunities

Partner with us! The KITCHEN collaborates with local strategic partners on events, workshops, and educational experiences. We have many opportunities to join our mission:

  • Sponsor or partner with us on a food education series.
  • Become a guest chef and teach the community about the benefits of seasonal eating.
  • Donate your products to be featured in our classes.

Existing Programming Partners

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA | The KITCHEN and BCBSMA collaborate to host monthly healthy, seasonal cooking classes to BCBSMA members. We also partner to bring The KITCHEN’s signature wellness and clean-eating class, Superfood Society, to workers and residents of downtown Boston.

Project Bread
| Project Bread and Chef Vanessa LaBranche join us Thursdays in The KITCHEN to share their culinary skills in their weekly free community cooking demonstrations Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less.

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program
| The UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program partners with SNAP-ED Connection to offer bi-monthly free nutrition workshops in The KITCHEN that feature healthy and tasty seasonal recipes that are easy to shop and prepare for.

REI
| The Trustees partners with REI to run day-long bike rides and other outdoor excursions at Trustees properties outside of Boston. Visitors meet at The KITCHEN, travel to the Crane Estate, Appleton Farms or the Old Manse, bike or hike, and enjoy a local food picnic.

Oldways
| The KITCHEN often partners with Oldways on classes. Working with their Whole Grains Council, Mediterranean Foods Alliance, and the African Heritage & Health program, we are able to inspire good health to our visitors and connect them to various cultural food traditions.

Partner with us!

Have an idea for a great public event? Email us at kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org!
We’re always looking for ideas for public programming that align with our mission of celebrating the craft of local, seasonal cooking.

Become a guest chef

We enjoy partnering with local educators and chefs who share our passion for seasonal sourcing and eating! If that sounds like you, we would love to help promote your business and give you a chance to stretch your teaching muscles. Guest chefs volunteer their time, while The KITCHEN provides all marketing, ticketing, staffing, and food costs. Email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information.

Company sponsorship and business development events

Looking for a unique way to promote your food business? Donate your products to be featured in our classes and reach a larger audience! We can also host product-launch parties, testing & development workshops, and influencer events. Email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information.

School Groups

Centrally located in Downtown Boston, The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market offers hands-on and demonstration-style cooking classes for school groups as an extension of our Kids in The KITCHEN programming. These classes are designed to be fun, educational and interactive experiences where children learn about the impact their food choices have on their bodies, their community, and their planet. By experiencing the sights, smells, and tastes of the market, children will better understand the benefits of eating a seasonal, whole foods diet.

During a field trip to The KITCHEN, students can tour the Boston Public Market, meet local farmers and artisans, and experience a cooking class with one of our KITCHEN educators. We encourage school groups to do repeat visits, so students gain a fuller experience of eating with the seasons.

About The KITCHEN

The KITCHEN is attached to The Boston Public Market and the 40+ New England farmers, fishers, bakers, and artisan food makers housed within. Our space is 3,200 square feet and we can accommodate up to 60 students for a demonstration-style class and up to 30 for a hands-on class. We partner with Boston Public Market vendors that share our commitment to local sourcing.

Why choose The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market for your next field trip?

    • The KITCHEN is a non-profit cooking school located in downtown Boston. We're managed by The Trustees, the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts.
    • Our classes promote collaborative learning in a fun, interactive environment. Students learn about healthy eating, local sourcing, and sustainable food systems.
    • Classes include all materials, ingredients, setup and cleanup, instruction, and optional team- building activities. We take care of everything; just bring your students!

    Email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information about school programming and pricing.

    Private Events & Classes

    Centrally located in Downtown Boston, The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market creates customized cooking experiences for corporate team-building, family occasions, and group celebrations. In each private event, we celebrate the local farmers and artisans of this region using the highest-quality locally-sourced, seasonal produce and products.

    About The KITCHEN

    The KITCHEN is attached to The Boston Public Market and the 40+ New England farmers, fishers, bakers, and artisan food makers housed within. Our space is 3,200 square feet, with seating for 60, and standing room for 110. We accommodate a variety of events including cocktail mixers, happy hours, chef demos, meetings, conferences, and much more. We partner with BPM vendors and catering companies that share our commitment to local sourcing.

    For photos of our space, click here.

    To schedule a tour of The KITCHEN, please contact kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org.

    Why choose The KITCHEN?

    • The KITCHEN is a non-profit cooking school located in downtown Boston. We're managed by The Trustees, the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts.
    • Our classes promote team-building and cooperative learning in a fun, interactive environment. Students learn about healthy eating, local sourcing, and sustainable food systems.
    • Classes include all materials, ingredients, setup and cleanup, instruction, and optional team- building activities. We take care of everything; just bring your group!

    What they’re saying about us!

    I just want to tell you what a GREAT time we had last night. Everyone raved about how fun it was and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your staff were all fun, engaging, and informative. Other than making the arrangements with you, I didn't have to do anything but show up and enjoy.
    – Deborah, John Leonard Employment Services

    Thank you SO much for everything last night. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the whole experience. Chef Juli was beyond AMAZING – and everyone who helped facilitate the event was friendly, helpful, and couldn’t do enough to make our night fun for everyone. I hope we have the opportunity to do an event there again, and I definitely won’t hesitate to recommend The Kitchen to anyone I know looking to do a unique and fun group event.
    – Joanne, a Boston Law Firm

    "The class at The KITCHEN was a great choice for our corporate wellness group. We heard extremely positive feedback from participants, who enjoyed the hands-on and interactive nature of the workshop. Jenny was great at providing nutrition education throughout the cooking process, and the element of a "pop quiz" kept attendees on their toes. The event was well-coordinated and run very professionally, with all ingredients and setup prepared in advance. All we had to do was show up!"
    - Katherine, Price Waterhouse Cooper.

    Private Classes and Workshops

    Create a custom hands-on cooking class for your company outing, team-building experience or family event. Choose from several options or ask us to create something new! Each private class is built to serve your needs and price points. Email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org to start planning your event.

    Rent our Space

    The KITCHEN is available for rental for any occasion: company meetings, corporate lunches or dinners, cocktail mixers, cooking demonstrations, product demonstration, product testing and tasting, family reunions, and so much more. The KITCHEN is fully equipped and ready to host your unique event! Please contact kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information.

    Community Events

    Our space is available as a low-cost event rental for mission-aligned non-profits focused on health, local food, agriculture, sustainability, or economic development. We reserve The KITCHEN for Community Rentals on Monday evenings and offer steep discounts for mission-aligned organizations. Please contact kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information.

    Test or Launch a New Product

    The KITCHEN is the perfect location for your company to test a new food product or build brand awareness with the media and your audience. We have worked with a variety of businesses and organizations to promote their brand, test new products, and create content with local influencers. Email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org to learn more about this opportunity.

    Corporate Wellness Events

    The KITCHEN creates unique corporate wellness experiences with holistic nutritionist and healthy foodie Jennifer Hanway. In this two-to-three-hour hands-on cooking class, Jennifer will lead attendees through making several superfood recipes, seasonally-sourced from the farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market. Wellness events are heavily curated to your company’s wellness goals, so please contact us at kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org with your idea to discuss options and pricing.

    Volunteer With Us

    Looking for a unique way to give back to the community? Love food? Love to EAT? Then consider joining our team of KITCHEN volunteers!

    Our volunteers help us run and execute various cooking classes and food experiences including:

    • Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Classes
    • Kids in The KITCHEN
    • Wine & Beer Tasting Events
    • Pasta Making Classes
    • Baking Classes
    • Oyster Shucking, Sushi, and Dumpling Workshops
    • + So much more!

    We rely on volunteers to help us with room setup, food preparation, assisting the chef, and light clean up at the end of the event.

    Benefits of volunteering at The KITCHEN:

    • Help The Trustees meet it’s mission of restoring the craft of cooking with local, seasonal ingredients
    • Meet new friends with similar interests
    • Learn new recipes, cooking styles, and food prep techniques
    • Gain community service hours (for students)

    If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org.

    Events & Marketing Internships at The KITCHEN
    Interested in expanding your experience in the non-profit, food, marketing or events world? The KITCHEN has unpaid, three-month internships that focus on a broad spectrum of programming, marketing, and customer service responsibilities. Throughout the year, we are seeking candidates who are passionate about local food, sustainable agriculture, and restoring the craft of cooking. Please email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org for more information.

    Plan Your Trip

    Booking your ticket

    Classes and workshops in The KITCHEN book quickly. In order to ensure your spot, please plan to reserve a ticket at least two weeks in advance. Tickets can be purchased here.

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    Questions/Inquires

    The fastest way to get your question answered is the send an email to kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org. We are always available to help!

    What to expect: hands-on experiences

    Our hands-on cooking classes and workshops are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:

    • Each class is centered on the local, seasonal farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market, so menus may change slightly based on what’s available the day of the event.
    • During each class, you’ll learn 2 or 3 recipes, you’ll work with between 2 and 4 other students to create each one, and you’ll enjoy a plentiful taste of each.
    • Classes are usually between 2 and 2.5 hours long, unless otherwise noted.
    • Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.
    • We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.

    Allergies and food preferences

    We will do our best to accommodate your allergies and preferences. In most cases we are able to accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, seafood-free, and gluten-free options. Please email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org with the date and title of the event at least four (4) business days in advance. Requests received with less than four days notice may be difficult for us to accommodate.

    Refunds and cancellations policies

    Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation.

    If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. The KITCHEN reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.

    Directions

    The Boston Public Market

    The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
    100 Hanover Street
    Boston, MA 02108
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    By MBTA:
    The KITCHEN and the Boston Public Market are located directly above the Haymarket MBTA station (Orange and Green Lines, MBTA bus routes) and three blocks from North Station (Commuter Rail & Amtrak, Orange and Green Lines).
     
    By car or bike:
    Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby, on Cross Street across the Greenway and on Congress Street along the side of City Hall.
     
    Directly above The KITCHEN and Market is the Parcel 7 Parking Garage (entrance at 110 New Sudbury Street). Validated parking is available for Parcel 7 for a rate of $3 for up to 3 hours. Customers must bring their garage ticket into the market or KITCHEN and ask for ticket to be validated either by KITCHEN staff member or after purchasing an item from the Market (ask at check out). Validation is available for paid ticketed events only. In addition, the Government Center Garage is across the street at 50 New Sudbury Street. Information about the Government Center Garage can be found at http://www.governmentcentergarage.com/.

    Latitude: 42.362001
    Longitude: -71.056941

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    Please enter The KITCHEN through the Market — we’re down the hallway to the left of Red’s Best Seafood.