Become a TKC

We offer a range of membership options for everyone: from individuals in the planning stages of setting up a teaching kitchen to organizations wishing to lead with other innovators shaping the future of health and culinary education.

Select the Membership that is Right for You

Thank you for supporting a world in which teaching kitchens are everywhere, advancing personal health and the health of the planet.

Benefits vary between Catalyzer, Innovator, and Corporate Member Sponsor memberships.

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Catalyzer (individual)Catalyzer (group) Innovator (group)Corporate Member Sponsors


Number of licenses1up to 344+
Four original TKC webinars per year with CPEUs available for dietitians
The latest news, tips, recipes, answers to your questions, and lessons from experienced teaching kitchens
Resources including case studies, set-up descriptions, lesson plans, and more
Private virtual networking platform
Access to a member portal
Networking and collaborating with teaching kitchen innovators across diverse settings and audiences
Access to original teaching materials, best practices, and recipes
Research support to drive outcomes and support the literature base
Seats in committees and interest groups driving next-generation strategy
An in-person gathering each year to accelerate sharing and learning
Dedicated 1:1 time with TKC Leadership


$99/year$159/year $3,500/year$50,000/year


Have an existing teaching kitchen(s) in medical, academic, or community setting
Commitment to participate in and contribute to shared goals of the TKC for a minimum of two years
Capacity to be active in at least two of the TKC committees or interest groups
Send up to three representatives to one in-person meeting each year
See a sample of Catalyzer content here.See a sample of Catalyzer content here.

Learn more about

Innovator members'

work here

Everyone should have access to building a teaching kitchen in their community. If the membership prices preclude that option for your organization, please reach out to

By being a member of the teaching kitchen collaborative, we've been able to focus on the things that we do well, like food, and tap into the expertise of all of the other members on things like outcomes based research.

Compass Group

It's just been fabulous, hearing from all of the other members, the discussions, the collaborations and the opportunities we have going forward to work as teams and across institutions all over the country.


Us doing this individually won't have as big of an impact as us coming together to really share and learn and implement our learnings in developing the best practices and looking at what are some research models that we can do. that is going to be powerful.


The benefit of being part of the collaborative is that it really helps us to resource good information so I see it as not just a network of people collaborating together but I think it will really be a rich database for us to access some of the research that's going on. It is a network, too, so the ability to develop relationships with people around tbe country...for that matter, around the an opportunity that I think we couldn't have gotten anywhere else.

Hackensack Meridian Health

I think the capacity for multi-site research trials around food and mindful living and exercise and movement is be able to scale opposed to one kitchen if we're thirty...and then sixty...and one hundred...the capacity to reach so many more kids and families...

University of Cincinnati

Not looking for membership right now?

Here are other ways to engage with the TKC:

The Last Webinar was
“Teaching Kitchens Addressing Food Insecurity”
in Nov. 2023. Stay tuned for the next one!

Join the Food Is Medicine Map

Have a teaching kitchen, produce prescription, medically tailored meal, fresh food farmacy, or nutrition incentive program? Get on the map!

Teaching Kitchen Research Conference

The conference held on October 18-19, 2022 was a success! Visit the website to view the published abstracts, commentary, and photo gallery.

Tell us what you’re looking for!

If none of these options fit your needs, please let us know what you are interested in learning about from the TKC by filling out this short form.