The Community Kitchen Inc., Serving the Monadnock Region since 1983
Guest Chef Program
  TCK's Guest Chef Program 
  Love to cook? Got a few extra hours you can donate for a good cause?? 
  The Community Kitchen is looking for individuals who can cook and are willing to give time to the Kitchen as a guest chef. We are in need of chefs for different days throughout the month.

Our Guest Chefs work alongside our Inventory Control Manager who provides them with a menu and a variety of foods to work with. If you enjoy cooking and would like to take part in our Guest Chef program, please click on the application link below, fill it out and send it along to The Community Kitchen, Inc., 37 Mechanic St., Keene, NH  03431 or call Margaret today to learn more about this rewarding program (603) 352-3200. 
  The Community Kitchen offers you:   
  • An opportunity to learn about our daily operation.
  • A chance to bring out your creative talents utilizing our variety of foods.
  • This is a challenge offered to all qualified chefs & cooking enthusiasts!
  • You work with a daily menu and foods provided by The Inventory Control Manager to serve 125-150 meals by 5:00pm.
  • Your time commitment varies approximately 5-6 hours.
  The operations of The Community Kitchen are strongly linked to our dedicated volunteer staff and the support offered by food donations from local supermarkets, restaurants, distributors, businesses, and individuals. Financial support is also gratefully received from the Monadnock United Way, civic groups, businesses, towns and individuals.
Luca Paris and Janet hard at work.   Weekly hot meals are prepared from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Evening meals are served from 5:00 to 6:20 pm.

On any given day, between 125 and 150 people stop in to socialize and enjoy a healthy meal. Menus are planned after donated food is picked up. Our daily hot meal consists of the following: 1 meat entrée, 1 vegetarian entree, 3 servings of different vegetables, a starch, a garden salad, a fresh cut fruit salad, 2 soups (1 meatless) desserts and beverages.

Meals are served Monday through Friday from 5:00 – 6:20pm under the supervision of the Hot Meals Guest Chef and Clean-up Coordinators.

If you wish to be a part of The Community Kitchen, please complete our Guest Chef Application. <Click Here>
  “Working as a volunteer cook at The Community Kitchen requires hard work but the rewards are great. I met some wonderful people from all walks of life and everyone works together to get a meal out on time. There is a strong commitment to seeing that not just food is served but a well balanced meal. The best thing of all is that in a reasonably short time you have an end product, dinner for a hundred or more, that you can feel proud of and you know has helped your community. It is a great experience and I recommend it to everyone.” Carol Swenson Jue  

Chef Luca Paris
Chef Luca Paris

Pantry Hours Wed 12:30 to 5:30PM, Thur 11:30AM to 4PM and Hot Meals served Mon-Fri 5-6:20PM, Sundays 11AM-12:45PM

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The Community Kitchen, Inc.
, 37 Mechanic St., P.0. Box 1315, Keene, NH  03431  (603) 352-3200 Fax (603) 355-0179 
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