A Converted Gas Station, This Kitchen, Cafe, and Commissary is Here for the Community
Situated across the street from the community hospital, Parsley’s Kitchen is a commercial kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment for demos and classes that serves as headquarters of the Bon Secours Community Nutrition Outreach program. Its broad programming benefits youth and adults in Richmond’s East End neighborhood. The kitchen carries out the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program and a Food Rx program, both sourcing produce from urban farm partner Shalom Farms. It has offered unique hands-on classes for people with downs syndrome and engaged the healing power of nourishing food to serve human trafficking survivors. The mobile kitchen rolls into local schools to provide youth programming called Growing Chefs. Parsley’s Kitchen has also offered a hands-on elective class to high school students to build cooking skills and will begin Spanish-language programming soon. Community members can also visit the Front Porch Cafe next door, a workforce development program for youths of Richmond’s East End. Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital has been serving the needs of Richmond residents since 1907.