Taproot Kitchen Blog
Three years ago, when embarking on our culinary journey, we put our faith in Centre County, believing in the power of its generosity and hospitality and expecting to build bridges and a community where everyone has a place a the table.
This August, during a week of perfect summer weather at Centre Hall’s 145th Grange Fair, Taproot Kitchen participated in another successful fundraiser to help raise funds to complete their own kitchen at 318 S. Atherton Street.
For the 7th year, the Centre Region community enjoyed local food and wine at Plow to Plate at the Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery. Co-hosted by Taproot Kitchen, CBCC (Cooking and Baking Centre County), and the MN Winery, interested guests began the evening with a tour of the vineyard.
Taproot Kitchen was honored to be invited to cater the Centre County Democratic Committee’s first annual “Fore the Red White & Blue” Golf Tournament and “Star Spangled” Picnic Dinner.
Friday, June 21 was a beautiful evening for Taproot Kitchen to help celebrate Summer Solstice at the Penn State Student Garden.
Taproot Kitchen is proud to introduce MIkaela Axman as their Summer Intern who will be managing the Mazza Community Garden this year.
PRESS RELEASE: Taproot Kitchen chosen by the Junior Woman’s Club as their 2019-2021 fundraising recipient.
Taproot Kitchen is growing! We are accepting more and more catering events because of many satisfied clients who are recommending our services.
Cooking and Baking Centre County is the collaborative effort of three local Chefs, Anthony Sapia of Gemelli Bakery, Bob Ricketts of Fasta and Ravioli Co, and Charles Neidermyer II, Head Chef of Penn College Culinary Program with assistance of Kevin Kassab and Brian O'Donnell, State College Borough Health Officers, and SLAC Service Learning Advisory Council under the leadership of Dr. UB Bakker, RTD professor Penn State Ag Extension.
PSU Sustainability Institute Interns join forces with Taproot Kitchen to begin spring work on the Mazza Community Garden. If you were driving on the 400 block of South Atherton Street on Thursday, April 4 [...]
The Taproot Kitchen Community is often described as having a feeling of “family”. It is one thing that makes this organization a special kind of team. Within the Taproot Community, you will also find [...]
On most Mondays and Fridays at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, you will find Sam hard at work for Taproot Kitchen. He is not only a conscientious team player, but he has a sense [...]
Taproot Kitchen continues to be blessed with many generous community supporters. Our first monetary contribution to TK for 2019 was delivered to the Meetinghouse by two third grade students from Ferguson Township Elementary. Jeremy [...]
On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Taproot Kitchen catered an event for The Sustainable Communities Collaborative from Penn State. The Campus and Community sustainability Expo takes place at the end of each semester. The Collaborative [...]
Meet one of Taproot’s community partners, Bill Zimmer. Bill began working with Taproot Kitchen on a modest scale in 2017. It quickly became apparent that TK was capable of taking on fairly large quantities [...]
Pat Knabel, retired State College Area School District learning support teacher, has been a frequent volunteer with Taproot Kitchen (TRK) since the summer of 2017. A colleague told Pat about TRK a few years [...]
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Taproot Kitchen depends on the support of our local community. From donations of extra food to funds that directly impact our ability to streamline our catering business, your extra help goes toward helping adults with intellectual disabilities engage in meaningful work and enter into the wider community of State College.
Taproot Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.