Huntington's Kitchen in downtown Huntington, WV was originally established as "Jamie's Kitchen" during the television production of series 1 of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Jamie saw his vision come to life as a warm and welcoming environment, where people from the community could gather to learn to cook with fresh, wholesome ingredients. When filming wrapped, he wanted the kitchen to remain open to the public, to further his mission of bringing cooking skills back to the people of Huntington.
That's when local non-profit Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. (EMO) stepped in with a generous offer to oversee operations of the kitchen. EMO's mission to provide preventative care for the medically uninsured aligned perfectly with Jamie's mission of increasing awareness of the consequences of unhealthy eating habits. So with the help of a $50,000 donation from Cabell Huntington Hospital and food donations from U S Foodservice, as well as donations of materials and professional services from Organizing for America and even a kindhearted local plumber, Huntington's Kitchen opened to the public in February, 2010. Today the kitchen offers an array of healthy cooking classes, including "Huntington's Kitchen Basic Steps to Healthy Cooking."
The kitchen, which is managed by Jillian Moore, recently entered into a limited partnership with Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters, to offer cooking classes to low income families. And EMO has recently reported that Cabell Huntington Hospital has agreed to continue its funding of the project with an additional $50,000 donation.
Though Huntington's Kitchen is the first of its kind in America, Jamie hopes to inspire others to establish more kitchens like it around the country.
Contact Huntington's kitchen
Contact Huntington's Kitchen
911 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV, 25701
Phone: (304) 522-0887
Hours of operation
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday: Open occasionally. Call for hours.
A BIG THANK YOU to the amazing local organizations that have agreed to fund Jamie's Kitchen and the school lunch project, and to provide fresh ingredients for the next year: