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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:
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. After entering Boston Public Market, follow signs for The KITCHEN, which is located in the back left of the market, next to Red’s Best Seafood.
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. For more information, please click here. To book a private class or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
Interested in running an educational or culinary program at the Boston Public Market? We are seeking programming partners! Click here for more information.
The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.
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.
The KITCHEN’s schedule is updated seasonally. In addition, we have program series, festivals, and events that continue throughout the year.
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!
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 & Experiences
Hands-on workshops showcasing the artisans of the Boston Public Market, including:
Family Pasta Workshop with Law of Pasta
Hands-on pasta workshop for kids and their families to make pasta from scratch and learn different shapes and techniques. Hosted by Chef Avery of Law of Pasta.
Superfood Society with Jennifer Hanway
Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway leads this hands-on wellness class on local and seasonal super foods and nutrition.
Market Test KITCHEN: Demo + Tasting
Two Fridays per month during the lunch hour The KITCHEN presents Market Test KITCHEN, a program designed to invite marketgoers to sample new products and ideas from Boston Public Market business owners. BPM vendors bring new products, recipes, and seasonally-available produce for audiences to test and give feedback on.
SNAP Nutrition Workshops
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.
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 bi-monthly healthy, seasonal cooking classes to BCBSMA members.
BCBSMA also sponsor’s The KITCHEN’s monthly What Unites Us! Program a collaborative project with Age Friendly Boston, Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement, and Friends of Heritage Park on The Greenway. What Unites Us! is a collaborative program to celebrate the immigrant experience, build community and cross-cultural understanding, and promote healthy living for aging residents of the City of Boston. For more information, go here.
Project Bread | Project Bread partners with The KITCHEN to bring free and low-cost cooking classes for kids and families during February and April Vacation weeks and the summer months. Check out their upcoming programs at thetrustees.org/kitchenevents.
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.
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? Email us at email@example.com!
We’re always looking for ideas for public programming that align with our mission of celebrating the craft of local, seasonal cooking.
We are eager to partner with local chefs who share our passion for seasonal sourcing and eating! If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 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.
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.
The KITCHEN is a non-profit cooking school located within the Boston Public Market in downtown Boston. Managed by The Trustees, The KITCHEN is the foremost destination for local, seasonal culinary education for youth in the Boston Metro Area.
Please complete this form to request a demo or class, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!
For tight budgets, The KITCHEN has several options to give kids the opportunity to learn about healthy eating. Learn how to eat locally and cook globally with these healthy and inventive recipes.
FREE Seasonal Cooking Demo
Cooking demonstration and tasting of one (1) seasonal recipe with our chef or a Boston Public Market Vendor.
Seasonal Cooking Demo
For private groups that do not qualify for the free version of this program. Cooking demonstration and tasting of one (1) seasonal recipe with our chef.
Please complete this form to request a demo or class, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!
Unlike the demo options, our hands-on class allows kids to get their hands dirty! Chefs from the KITCHEN work with students on knife skills, cooking with heat, flavor profiles, and baking.
Hands-on Cooking Class
Based on our classic Farm-to-KITCHEN series, this 2-hour class includes a tour of BPM followed by a completely hands-on cooking class led by a KITCHEN chef. Kids will cook two (2) seasonal recipes and enjoy a seated meal at the end of the class.
The Partner School Program at The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market is designed to be an in-depth, fun, educational, and interactive way for local school children to learn about seasonal cooking, healthy eating, and where their food comes from. Ultimately, we aim to help children understand the impact that their food choices have on their bodies, their community, and the planet.
The KITCHEN is looking for new partner schools to take advantage of this exciting educational opportunity! Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Each four-hour module can be divided into four activities and innumerable opportunities for learning.
$50 per student, per four-hour module. Price includes all staffing, materials, equipment, snack and lunch.
Our Chef Educators and school teachers collaborate on lesson plans to demonstrate the connections between food and core school subjects – from creative writing to social studies to math and science. Each learning module has a key message about food that is imparted through engaging activities that spark interest and make a lasting impression.
This program creates an exciting learning atmosphere for students to explore a new love of food and cooking. Inventive, approachable menus teach students about kitchen safety and culinary techniques while lessons about cooking with whole foods and local ingredients initiate a lifetime of conscientious eating and food choices. Later in life, when they are asked “where did you learn how to cook?”, they will be able to say, “At The KITCHEN!”.
The KITCHEN is a pioneer in culinary education. As a property of the oldest and largest non-profit land trust in Massachusetts, The Trustees, The KITCHEN is uniquely situated to teach cooking classes that encompass more than food. At The Trustees, our mission is to invite the next generation to get outside and to encourage curiosity about the natural world, including curiosity about agriculture and the food we eat. Located in Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN directly links students to a community of local producers and growers without ever having to leave Boston. Our dedicated Chef Educator and staff work to create the best possible learning environment to inspire and challenge young minds to think about food in a new light.
Letter of Support from Jennifer DiSarcina, 5th Grade Teacher, Eliot K-8 School, Boston Public Schools
Each quarter this year, we have traveled in teams of 25 to learn about local food pathways and seasonality of produce, meet local vendors from Massachusetts, and prepare a complex and seasonally driven meal for one another. Students and teachers look forward to our “kitchen days” and spending time learning together to use intricate kitchen tools and techniques to create homemade ravioli, sauce from scratch, potatoes au gratin, and squash pudding with hand whipped cream. Families remark how impressed they are with their children’s willingness to try new foods, cook more at home, and participate in the process of meal preparation and nutrition.
During our shared cooking (and eating) experience, my students can build community, skills and knowledge about food pathways and nutrition. Excitedly, fifth graders pour over recipes, work together to create a meal with ingredients some have never seen, and engage in high-level culinary skills to create a shared meal and experience locally sourced, fresh ingredients. In the Public Market, students meet farmers and food purveyors, learn about the process of bringing each food item to their table, then use those ingredients to create a shared meal experience. The opportunity for urban students to meet and tangibly understand the life and commitment of those who bring us food builds an appreciation that impacts their own food choices, and is creating a more healthful, mindful person.
Having the opportunity to connect with students and learn together in The Kitchen has truly elevated the level of shared experience, bonded community, and teamwork in our classrooms.
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! Each private class is built to serve your needs and price points. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your event.
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 Monday evenings and offer steep discounts for mission-aligned organizations. 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. We have worked with a variety of businesses and organizations to promote their brand, test new products, and create content with local influencers. Email email@example.com to learn more about this opportunity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea to discuss options and pricing.
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, public relations, non-profit management, photography, and customer service.
Throughout the year, we are seeking candidates who are passionate about local food, sustainable agriculture, education, and the environment. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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/.
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Please enter The KITCHEN through the Market — we’re down the hallway to the left of Red’s Best Seafood.