Recent Press

The lastest and greatest news about our members! 

WCVB 5 News • July 15, 2024 5 for Good: Field pea fritter helps local farmers, the environment, Boston students

Commonwealth Kitchen looks to promote a just and sustainable food system with creations like the field pea fritter.

Edible Boston • June 21, 2024 Edible Food Find: HAPI African Gourmet

Paulette Ngachoko, a native of Cameroon who came to the U.S. as a refugee by means of Burkina Faso, is on a mission to mainstream African-style foods in this country. A lawyer and political activist, Ngachoko launched HAPI African Gourmet to change the narrative about the continent of Africa, Africans and African cuisine. Her story is one of perseverance and adaptation.

Boston Globe • June 16, 2024 They made it from Haiti to Boston. Now, they’re graduates.

Check out this article in the Boston Globe featuring CommonWealth Kitchen member Chef Michelene Desormeau and the great work she does for her community.

Boston Globe • May 14, 2024 Traditional French Cookie Made Close to Home

Check out this article in the Boston Globe featuring one of CommonWealth Kitchen's latest success story, Phoebe Zhou owner of A LA PÊCHE.

WBZ News • March 12, 2024 T Riders And Teachers Get A Buzz From A Café Kiosk Near Shawmut Station

WBZ News Radio stops by the new cafe at the Shawmut T station owned by CWK member, House of Seven Cafe.

Dorchester News • March 06, 2024 A Kiosk and a Cup: Stand at Shawmut Station brings caffeination to commuters, community

“My family is from Dorchester and I kept the dream here in Dorchester."
-Tamicka Brown, founder, House of Seven

CWK member House of Seven Café set up new cafe in a kiosk outside Shawmut Station in Dorchester to the delight of neighbors and commuters.

The Boston Globe • February 20, 2024 These cashews don’t just taste good. They help farmers earn a living and pay fair wages.

“It’s personal...I want to support farmers and agricultural developers in West Africa and make sure they’re compensated for their labor.”
-Joshua Reed-Diawuoh founder or GRIA

Radio Boston • January 05, 2024 What to expect in business and labor in Massachusetts in 2024

Check out CWK's Executive Director, Jen Faigel, on Radio Boston earlier this week! She and other panelists discuss business leadership challenges, labor shortages, and recent trends.

Boston Herald • November 27, 2023 Boston donates 2,000 turkeys to needy families for Thanksgiving

Since the pandemic, CommonWealth Kitchen has been feeding our community while providing opportunities for our small businesses. This year we were happy to help out Boston's Mayor Michelle Wu as she and her staff distributed 2,000 turkeys to local families. We also connected our members (see photo) to Boston Pediatrics to help prepare meals for their clients and families.

Radio Boston • November 22, 2023 How two local companies are joining forces to feed Haitian migrants in Massachusetts

Listen as member Nathalie Lecorps talks about her work preparing hundreds of meals each week for Haitian refugees and what it means to her and her staff.

Boston Globe • October 24, 2023 Fruit preserves with a boozy twist, made at Commonwealth Kitchen

Nathalie Barege drew inspiration from her Haitian roots and her grandmother’s recipes, leading her to create a brand of fruit preserves called Maman Myrthe’s Pantry.

Edible Boston • March 16, 2022 Edible Food Find: The Launchpad at MIT

“To be able to share your culture and your food, it’s an amazing opportunity and we are super grateful.” -Carolina García, one of the owners of Carolicious. Edible Boston visits The CommonWealth Kitchen Launchpad at MIT.

Boston Business Journal • February 18, 2022 CommonWealth Kitchen buys Dorchester building for $7M

After helping redevelop the property in 2014 and leasing space in the building, CommonWealth Kitchen purchases the Bornstein and Pearl Food Production Center.

Eater Boston • November 16, 2021 Fresh Food Generation Plants Roots in Dorchester

After more than half a decade, CommonWealth Kitchen member Fresh Food Generation opened the doors of its new Caribbean American restaurant in Dorchester.

Next City • October 19, 2021 80% of Food Businesses Fail. This Partnership at MIT Is Changing the Game

"Anywhere an anchor institution or developer might bring in corporate chains to fill cafeterias or kiosks, CommonWealth Kitchen wants to be there with its locally owned businesses."