Public Kitchen

Crisco Inferno! Black Ramen? The Radical Chefs Square Off...

The teams are getting set, preparing mystery ingredients and sharpening their knives...

Come Friday night to the activist chef competition and see 4 teams battle it out for the 1st ever title of EXTREME [RADICAL] CHEF!

Our 4 fierce teams are: Crisco Inferno, Black Ramen, Haley House and The Food Project.

See you at the Greenhouse!

Mini-Grant Opportunities @ Public Kitchen

DS4Si is excited to announce two mini-grant funding opportunities during our Public Kitchen. First, we will be hosting an information session for the new Expressing Boston mini-grant from Boston Foundation on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-6:30 at the Public Kitchen Hub (at Upham's Corner Main Street Office, 545 Columbia Road, Dorchester).

ExpressingBoston is a new Boston Foundation initiative that will celebrate the diverse cultural identities of Boston's over 140 ethnic communities through cultural flash mobs in all of the city's neighborhoods.  This initiative is a small grants opportunity for individuals, groups, and organizations that seeks to challenge and destabilize normalized notions of what qualifies as art, who can create art, how art should be made, where art should be exhibited, and how audiences should engage with art, while uplifting the rich history and identities of Boston's ethnic communities. Grants will be awarded in 2013.

Don't consider yourself an artist? Don't have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor? That's okay!  ExpressingBoston is open to everyone.  If you'd like to learn more about applying for or participating in ExpressingBoston, please come to this information session! (Download application here.)


On Saturday, October 27th, Feast Mass will fund one project completely from the donations made towards that night's meal at the Dudley Greenhouse (15 Brook Ave, Roxbury):



Saturday – Feast Mass!

Feast Mass, Dudley Greenhouse,  7-10pm, $15 suggested donation

Feast Mass is a recurring dinner party in Boston. During the night, people present proposals for creative, community-engaged projects that need funding. Everyone votes, and the winner receives a grant funded entirely from the night's donations. 100 tickets will be available throughout the 10-day Public Kitchen.  The call for proposals is open now and will continue until the day before Feast. To find out more or submit a proposal, go to We expect the grant to be in the neighborhood of $700–$1,000. 


Public Kitchen Update

Our Public Kitchen team is working 'round the clock to make Public Kitchen our biggest social intervention yet. We are working with Uphams Corner Main Streets to secure a pop-up kitchen space that will be a resource and refuge for the neighborhood, a place where anyone can stop by to get a bite, borrow a recipe, or join a cooking or art project.

Our slate of events for the week includes the amazing Jemima Code Art Project (below), an activist cooking competition, a Night Bazaar, farmers' market cooking, and much more... 

Want to learn more, volunteer, compete in our activist Cook Off, sell at our Night Bazaar or apply for a Feast Mass mini-grant?  Find us at…


Twitter: @ds4si


Public Kitchen Team Selected

We're super excited to announce our Public Kitchen art commission winners. We have an all-star local team, including Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet along with Nerissa Cooney and Alexander Hage from Golden Arrows. Rounding out the squad is Aziza Robinson, who we're excited to have back at the Studio to coordinate art commissions and Studio events.

Keep an eye out for this crew! (From left: Alex, Aziza, Nerissa, Nadine)

Thanks to all of our commission entrants and finalists!