The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.
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What do we do? The KITCHEN hosts events, classes and workshops showcasing the bounty of Massachusetts farmers and artisans:
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 book a class or event? Find and book one of our many cooking classes, workshops or experiences through our events page. We have classes almost every day, for every taste, ability, and interest. To book a private class or event, please contact email@example.com.
How is The Trustees involved? As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees was a founding member of The Boston Public Market. The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market.
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 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.
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.
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The KITCHEN hosts events, classes and workshops that celebrate the bounty of Massachusetts farmers and artisans:
While The KITCHEN’s schedule is updated seasonally, there are several series that continue throughout the year and annual festivals and conferences that occur each year.
Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Classes
Hands-on cooking classes using farm-fresh ingredients from the Boston Public Market, focusing on local, seasonal versions of international and traditional cooking styles and flavors. Create three-courses with our chef who specializes in local, seasonal recipes.
Baking School: Essential Breads, Pastries, Cookies, Cakes & More
Learn how to recreate classic baked goods with our expert baker using premium ingredients from the Boston Public Market vendors. We’ll focus on techniques, ingredients, and the science behind common mistakes.
Kids in The KITCHEN
Hands-on cooking class for kids 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 through the local vendors of the Boston Public Market.
Superfood Society with Jennifer Hanway
Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway leads this hands-on cooking class to teach attendees about local, seasonal super foods and nutrition.
Artisan Workshops & Experiences
Hands-on workshops focused on the vendors of the Boston Public Market, including:
Project Bread: Fresh Fast & Delicious
Weekly Thursday cooking demonstrations in partnership with Project Bread, focused on healthy, affordable recipes. Free and open to the public.
SNAP Nutrition Workshops
Educational cooking demonstrations focused on healthy, affordable recipes presented by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.
Partner with us! The KITCHEN collaborates with local strategic partners on events, workshops, and educational experiences. We have many opportunities to join our mission:
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.
Have an idea for a great public event? We want to know about it!
We’re always looking for ideas for public programming that fits within our mission of restoring the craft of local, seasonal cooking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea, how it fits with our mission, potential costs and revenues, and marketing plan.
We love partnering with local 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 muscle. Guest chefs volunteer their time, while The KITCHEN provides all marketing, ticketing, staffing, and food costs. Email email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Go to our private events page for more information about private events and classes.
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. Students tour the Boston Public Market, meet local farmers and artisans, and take a cooking lesson 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.
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.
Seasonal Demonstrations (1 hour)
Hands-on Classes (2 hours)
Cooking Competitions (4 hours)
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.
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.
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!
Or work with us to create a bespoke event for your group! Ask us about cooking competitions, mixology lessons, specialty menus and recipes, and more. Our space is a blank slate where you can create your custom event!
Please note: There is a 20 person minimum for private classes and workshops. Maximum varies based on format.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 Mondays and Tuesdays, and have limited availability for these types of events on other days of the week. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. In the past we’ve worked with Hood Dairy, McCormick Spices, and Honeygrow Restaurants to promote their brand, test new products to captive audiences, and create content with local influencers. Email email@example.com to learn more about this opportunity.
Join us in The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market for a unique corporate wellness experience 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.
Jennifer Hanway is a Holistic Nutritionist, Level 2 Bio Signature Modulation Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, originally from London, England but now based in Boston, MA. Jennifer leads The KITCHEN's popular Superfood Society program (sponsored by BCBSMA) and Root + Reboot Wellness Festivals.
"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.
Wellness events are heavily curated to your company’s wellness goals, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea to discuss options and pricing.
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:
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:
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please email email@example.com.
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.
The fastest way to get your question answered is the send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always available to help!
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:
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108
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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, with proof of purchase from the Market or a purchased event ticket from The KITCHEN, for a rate of $3 for up to 3 hours. In addition, the Government Center Garage is across the street at 50 New Sudbury Street.
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Please enter The KITCHEN through the Market — we’re down the hallway to the left of Red’s Best Seafood.
Visit the Appleton Farms Cheese Shop at Boston Public Market – Over 100 cheeses from 21 Massachusetts farmers and cheese artisans. Trustees members receive 10% discount