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Partners of the Community Kitchen program include community agencies that refer potential students to the program, food service employers who provide internships and hire graduates, the food industry that  donates fresh and prepared foods for meal production, financial donors who support the program’s operating costs or contributed to the construction of the new kitchen inside the Food Bank, and news media outlets that have presented feature stories about the program.

REFERRALS of students to the Community Kitchen program

  • Catholic Charities
  • Easter Seals
  • Hope Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter
  • Texas Department of Assistive and
    Rehabilitative Services
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Women’s Center of Tarrant County
  • Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County


  • American Airlines Training & Conference Center (internship)
  • Aramark at Lockheed Martin (jobs)
  • Ashton Hotel, The (internship)
  • Aventino’s (internship & job)
  • Billy Bob’s Texas (internship & jobs)
  • Black Rooster Bakery (internship)
  • Bourbon Street Grill (job)
  • Braums (jobs)
  • Broadway Plaza (internship & jobs)
  • Button’s (internship & jobs)
  • Cafe Donique (job)
  • Cafe Nutt (internship & jobs)
  • Central Market (jobs)
  • City Kitchen Catering (internship)
  • Colonial Country Club (internship & jobs)
  • Como Community Center (jobs)
  • Cowboys Stadium/Legends Hospitality (internship & jobs)
  • Dairy Queen (jobs)
  • Daybreak Cafe (internship)
  • Drew’s Place (internship & job)
  • East Fort Worth Montessori Academy (jobs)
  • Fireside Lodge Nursing Home
    (internship & jobs)
  • Food Team (jobs)
  • Fort Worth Club (jobs)
  • Fresh from the Oven (internship & jobs)
  • Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention
    Center (internship & jobs)
  • Golden Corral (internship & jobs)
  • Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
    (internship & jobs)
  • Hatch's Corner (internship)
  • Helping Restore Abilities (internship & job)
  • John Carter’s Place (jobs)
  • John Peter Smith Hospital (internship)
  • Julie’s Fresh Kitchen (internship)
  • La Playa Maya (internship)
  • MHMR of Tarrant County (referrals)
  • Milano’s Restaurant (internship)
  • Ol’ South Pancake House (jobs)
  • Omni Mandalay Hotel (internship & jobs)
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter (internship,
    jobs, referrals)
  • Radisson Hotel (jobs)
  • S & L Bakery (internship)
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County (internship & jobs)
  • Samaritan House (internship)
  • Sardine's (job)
  • Sodexo at Texas Christian University (jobs & internships)
  • Taco Bell (jobs)
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank Community
    Kitchen (jobs)
  • Tastebuds (jobs)
  • Texas Wesleyan University (jobs)
  • The Courtyards at River Park (internship & job)
  • The Vault (internship)
  • Trail Boss Burgers (job)
  • Ultimate Cuisine Catering (internship, jobs
    & graduation speaker)
  • Union Gospel Mission (internship, jobs,
  • Wellington Oaks Nursing Home (jobs)
  • Z’s Café (internship & jobs)
  • Zorro's Buffet (internship & jobs)


  • Albertson’s
  • Central Market
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Fresh Lane Foods
  • H.E. Butt Grocery Company
  • Kroger
  • Mrs. Baird’s Thrift Store
  • Sam’s Club
  • Wal-Mart


  • Joanne Bondy, Executive Chef,     Gaylord Texan (Old Hickory Signature Steakhouse)
  • Jon Bonnell, Executive Chef & Owner, Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
  • Charlie Guafardo, Executive Chef,
    TCU Sodexho
  • Mark Heitri, Executive Chef,                Saint Emilion
  • Walter Kaufmann, Membership Chair, Texas Chefs Association
  • Michael Morabito, Executive Chef,
    Colonial Country Club
  • James Morris, Executive Chef, Worthington Hotel
  • James Slaughter, Certified Executive Chef, River Crest Country Club
  • Grady Spears, Chef & Owner, Grady's


  • Educational Opportunity Center
  • Texas Agri-life
  • Texas Hospitality Group
  • Texas Re-entry
  • The Women's Center


  • Amon G. Carter Foundation
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing
  • Bob & Judy Bryant Foundation
  • Capital One
  • H.E. Butt Grocery Company
  • HOPE Church
  • Kroger
  • Ryan Foundation
  • Sodexo
  • Tom Thumb
  • Wachovia Foundation
  • Web Maddox Trust (JP Morgan Chase)


  • BNSF Foundation
  • Beaumont Foundation of America
  • Cargill/Horizon Milling
  • City of Fort Worth (Community Development Block Grant)
  • Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
  • Junior League of Fort Worth
  • MillerCoors
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Sodexo (and student stipends)
  • Texas Chef’s Association – Fort Worth
    Chapter (fundraising)
  • Walmart


  • 360 West (monthly magazine)
  • Downtown Fort Worth (monthly)
  • Edible Dallas/Fort Worth (quarterly magazine)
  • Fort Worth Business Press
  • Restaurantville (monthly magazine)
  • Star-Telegram
  • CBS 11
  • Fox 4
  • NBC 5
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