Huntington’s Kitchen Has a Rich History

Launching in 2010 as a studio kitchen for the filming of ABC television’s Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, this six-week mini-series catapulted Huntington into the national spotlight and won an Emmy award for “Best Reality Series.” After filming, the kitchen came to life as a warm and welcoming environment where residents could learn how to cook with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

For its first three years, the nonprofit Ebenezer Medical Outreach managed operations, offering a series of health-oriented seminars and classes. Backed by financial support from Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Kitchen offered instruction to more than 1,000 people.

On Aug. 1, 2013, the hospital assumed management and oversight of the facility and began offering a wide array of cooking classes, demonstrations, and events.

A Shared Mission

The dawn of 2016 marked a new beginning for Huntington’s Kitchen – the Marshall University Department of Dietetics moved their classroom and offices just above our space. This helped advance our shared mission of improving  the quality of life for area residents through healthy eating and education.

Since the fall of 2014, the Kitchen has served more than 10,000 people through onsite education, outreach, community events, and partnerships. With its new emphasis as a community resource devoted to improving the region’s health, these numbers will only increase.