Heat of the Kitchen is a program run out of Ida B. Wells that focuses on culinary arts and job readiness for high school students. Alice Cravens, the Site Coordinator, says, "Cooking together creates more than what ends up on our plates.  It creates life-changing opportunities, whether or not a student wants to be a chef.  Realizing your attributes as you work using all your senses is powerful, lasting long after the dishes are done."

Heat of the Kitchen is in its 7th year thanks to Buchanan YMCA, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and SFUSD.  You can learn more about the program at www.heatofthekitchen.org.


1099 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Alice Cravens

Site Coordinator

Previously a restaurant owner and tea seller, Alice is a San Francisco native and lives for those discovery moments that happen when you