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 health care provider Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. (EMO) stepped in to oversee operations of the kitchen, supported financially by Cabell Huntington Hospital. EMO managed Huntington’s Kitchen for three years, and with financial support from the hospital totaling more than a quarter of a million dollars during that span, was able to provide hundreds of cooking classes to well over a thousand local residents.
On August 1, 2013, Cabell Huntington Hospital assumed full management and oversight of Huntington’s Kitchen, and with the input and assistance from an active community advisory panel, is now offering a wide array of cooking classes, demonstrations and events designed to measurably improve the health status of the community.
The kitchen is managed by Joy Dalton, an experienced restaurant management teacher, whose energy and passion is breathing new life into Huntington’s Kitchen and the Food Revolution in the Huntington area.
Though Huntington's Kitchen is the first and only one of its kind in America, Jamie hopes to inspire other communities to establish more kitchens like it around the country.
Contact Huntington's kitchen
911 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV, 25701
Phone: (304) 522-0887
A BIG THANK YOU to Cabell Huntington Hospital for its amazing support of Huntington’s Kitchen and the school lunch project in Cabell County Schools!