Cooking for a Cause Events

Healthy Food. Every Person. Every Day. This is Second Harvest’s vision, and to make this a reality, we invite you to partner in a creative, local way to bring community members together to impact hunger. There are kids, families, and seniors in our community facing hunger every day and we believe that’s a problem worth solving. You can help by hosting a party in The Kitchen! We’ve got several ways to customize these parties to fit your guest list.

Private Cooking Class & Dinner

Guests: 10-14. Prices begin at $125 per person.

Enjoy a fun, interactive cooking experience led by one of our culinary experts in The Kitchen. Staff will work with you to customize the class and recipes to fit your guest list. Class includes cocktail hour with beer, wine, and/or non-alcoholic beverage of choice and appetizers prepared for you by The Kitchen. Following happy hour, guests will receive hands on guided instruction to prepare their meal with our fully stocked state of the art cooking stations, all utensils and ingredients included. Finally, sit back and enjoy what you created in our intimate dining room. Don’t worry about cleanup, we’ll take care of that!

Private Party with Local Chef

Guests: 20- 34.  Prices begin at $125 per person.

Bring your friends or colleagues together for an unforgettable evening with an incredible local chef who will prepare a multi-course menu for up to 30 guests in The Kitchen. You’ll have a front row seat to watch the chef prepare your meal in front of you, ask your questions, and learn tips and tricks along the way. Then comes the best part, enjoying the meal with your friends.

VolunBeer, VolunVino, VolunTini, and more!

Guests : 25-49. Prices begin at $2,500.

This two and a half hour event consists of one part service and one part cheers! For the first hour, attendees will participate in a volunteer food sort activity in the volunteer center. The activity will vary from season to season depending on what food is available, but may consist of sorting through fresh fruits, vegetables, non-perishables, building food boxes, repacking bulk items and more. The volunteer center is equipped with music to provide a fun atmosphere.

The second hour and a half of the evening, guests 21 and over will be escorted back to The Kitchen for sampling of beer/wine, one pour of their choice and light snacks.

Team Building Experience

Guests: 8-24. Priced at $125 per person (625 meals worth of support!)

Bring your team in for a unique, fun and unforgettable time sharing great food, fun memories and authentic connection. Our fully stocked kitchen features state of the art cooking stations, utensils and ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece. We facilitate an icebreaker activity and then move on to the interactive culinary challenge. Choose from themes like Fiesta Salsa, Pizza Making, Chili Cooking and more. Find more details HERE.

Ala Carte

Our team is happy to speak with you about a customized experience.

The Cause

Your hands-on culinary adventure in The Kitchen at Second Harvest brings your group together, creates wonderful memories, and helps move others from hunger to health. Proceeds go to providing healthy food, nutrition education, scratch-cooking skills, budgeting and more to families in need in our area. 

Ready to order?

To start planning your Kitchen adventure, please contact Emily Kanally, Senior VP of Programs and Nutrition Education,, or (509) 252-6249.