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Counseling, Health & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Looking for  FREE  healthy, nutritious meals? The Door offers fresh to-go meals made daily Monday through Friday, along with snacks, food pantry access, and support accessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.   

Every meal we prepare is made with a devotion to quality ingredients and preparation, as well as careful attention to nutrition and the goal of fostering well-balanced diets. Our food services are are overseen by a top-notch kitchen staff and supported by young people enrolled in our culinary arts training program—see more information below.

THE CUT—A Culinary Experience

New York City residents who are Members of the Door ages 16–24 can apply to "The CUT" - The Door's Culinary Experience. The CUT's 10-week unique culinary program enables Crew Members to obtain the ServSafe Food Handlers Certification and engage in a 150-hour, paid internship that involves real-world experience working in our In-House kitchen. Learn, Practice, and Earn. Will you make the CUT? Crew members will:

  • work closely with a Career Advancement Coach and Job Placement Coordinator

  • explore career pathways in the culinary world

  • draft & edit resumes

  • learn effective communication

  • practice kitchen safety, knife skills, cooking techniques, and more from a trained Chef Instructor

  • complete necessary tax forms with the Human Resources Department through onboarding

Crew Members can earn up to $2,575.00 through Internship Hours and Incentives. THE CUT is partnered with CAVA and DIG, giving Crew Members VIP access to employment! We are looking for those with full-time availability.

Chef Stacy doing a hands-on demonstration for a crew member.

Chef Stacy doing a hands-on demonstration for a crew member.

A Cut crew member at work in The Door's onsite kitchen.

A Cut crew member at work in The Door's onsite kitchen.

Pasta salad being prepped by crew members for our community dinner service to Door youth members, served daily Monday through Friday.

Pasta salad being prepped by crew members for our community dinner service to Door youth members, served daily Monday through Friday.

Bell peppers being roasted for dinner.

Bell peppers being roasted for dinner.

Our Kitchen in Action

Chef Patricia and Chef Stacey, hard at work in our in-house kitchen! NYC residents who are Door members have the opportunity to work with our chefs through participation in  "THE CUT," The Door's Culinary Experience. THE CUT is a 10-week unique culinary program sponsored by our partners at CAVA and DIG that enables crew members to get hands-on experience through a paid internship.

Chef Patricia and Chef Stacey, hard at work in our in-house kitchen! NYC residents who are Door members have the opportunity to work with our chefs through participation in "THE CUT," The Door's Culinary Experience. THE CUT is a 10-week unique culinary program sponsored by our partners at CAVA and DIG that enables crew members to get hands-on experience through a paid internship.

A crew member at The Door's onsite kitchen, chopping herbs for our weekday dinner service.

A crew member at The Door's onsite kitchen, chopping herbs for our weekday dinner service.

Chef Jonah Miller ( @senorhuertas ) leading a cooking demo led in our kitchen with our current culinary training cohort. Our chefs learned to make tortilla espagnol and panne con tomate.

Chef Jonah Miller (@senorhuertas) leading a cooking demo led in our kitchen with our current culinary training cohort. Our chefs learned to make tortilla espagnol and panne con tomate.

"Better for You" cooking demo in partnership with Stop and Shop.

"Better for You" cooking demo in partnership with Stop and Shop.

Summer 2023 culinary cohort.

Summer 2023 culinary cohort.

Cooking Demo in partnership with Apeel.

Cooking Demo in partnership with Apeel.

Our culinary team prepping lunch.

Our culinary team prepping lunch.

Lunch at The Door.

Lunch at The Door.

Door Culinary interns preparing dinner.

Door Culinary interns preparing dinner.

The Door's Annual Giving Thanks Dinner for members and staff.

The Door's Annual Giving Thanks Dinner for members and staff.

Contact Directory

For Appointments and Questions

Sunetra Rangraj, srangraj@door.org, 212-941-9090, ext. 3298

THE CUT—Culinary Workforce Training

Latasha Stephens, Lstephens@door.org, call/text: 917-696-3758

Community Dinners

Monday–Friday, 4:30pm–5:30pm, Manhattan Youth Center 2nd Floor cafeteria

Food Pantry & To-Go Meals

Manhattan Youth Center: Monday–Friday, 9:00am–6:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am– 6:00pm

Bronx Youth Center, Food pantry items available Monday–Friday, 9:00am–6:00pm

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