Our Story

Kindred Kitchen is more than a café and catering business.

 

As part of the HopeWorks social enterprises, we offer hands-on job training to formerly homeless and low-income individuals who need a fresh start.

 

We believe that food is one of life’s most powerful shared experiences. Every meal from Kindred Kitchen is chance to gather and connect with friends and neighbors. To recharge. To slow down and find joy in the moment.

 

From our locally-sourced ingredients, to our welcoming space, and a service philosophy grounded in dignity and respect, Kindred Kitchen is where the community can feel nourished and cared for. 

Our Services:

More than a job.


Kindred Kitchen, like all of HopeWorks' social enterprises, is more than a brick-and-mortar business. Nearly every role in our operation, from front-of-house to behind-the-scenes, is filled by someone working their way from adversity to opportunity.

 

Youth and young adult trainees are given the opportunity to learn the technical skills of food preparation along with the soft skills of workplace success, such as problem solving and customer service. By the end of their internship, trainees have the skills and confidence they need to pursue stable employment and break the cycle of poverty.

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Community transformation.


Kindred Kitchen is located on the ground level of HopeWorks Station, a state-of the art sustainable building that gives hope a home.

 

Built on what was once an underutilized industrial area near downtown Everett, this 5-story ultra high energy efficient development will anchor a bustling hub of affordable housing, social services and career opportunities for members of our community looking to get stabilized. 

 

Along with Housing Hope and the other HopeWorks businesses, this project represents a new chapter in the economic vitality of our region.

CafeWorks?

With a new location with fresh menus and an expanded culinary and barista job training program, we became Kindred Kitchen. We hold dear our humble beginnings as CafeWorks and are excited for our future growth as Kindred Kitchen offering expanded services to our community. 

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CAFE

We believe that good food, paired with exceptional service and a welcoming environment, are the keys to a remarkable dining experience. At Kindred Kitchen, simplicity is everything.

Food With Heart

CATERING

Catering services for corporate and private functions. Box Lunches and Platters available. Breakfast or lunch. Simple. Convenient. Honest.

EVENT SPACE

Space for 14 or more people with the technology to keep you connected and impactful. Complimentary to our nonprofit and community partners. 

COMMUNITY MEALS

Nutritious community meals provided to individuals facing food insecurity, starting with our own child development center.