Blue Door Kitchen

Growing community & opportunity

What is Blue Door Kitchen?

Covid challenged BGCGTC to innovate in ways to help kids succeed, and working with community partners throughout the region quickly illustrated how leveraging collective resources creates real solutions in how children and families eat every day. 

Blue Door Kitchen is a holistic solution to grow BGCGTC’s workforce development programs, improve Club member’s meal experiences, and be readily available to engage in the community. Construction on a full kitchen renovation with restaurant space at BGCGTC’s Martin Branch (3123 Avenue G. Fort Worth, Texas 76105) is expected to complete in April 2023. 


Feeding Club Youth

Hot meals and nutritious snacks expand young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture well-being capacity to learn.

Cooking and delivering all member food in-house at Blue Door Kitchen allows BGCGTC to provide a one-of-a-kind food experience to our members. Blue Door Kitchen's executive chef will lead seasonal menu creation with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and scratch cooking principals.

Workforce Development

Blue Door Kitchen houses one of BGCGTC's newest workforce development programs, Culinary Connection, that introduces students 13 and older to various cooking techniques, taught by local chefs. The program provides students the knowledge and skills needed to work in a professional kitchen. The first co-hort was held in July 2022. Applications for the next co-hort are expected to release in Spring 2023.


Blue Door Kitchen equips BGCGTC with space to be readily available to fulfill community food needs as they arise. BGCGTC also plans to open a social enterprise in Fall of 2023.

Locally sourced ingredients is a priority for member menus, workforce development lessons, and social enterprise offerings.

Donate today!

If preferred, checks can be made payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County with Blue Door Kitchen in the memo to 3218 E. Belknap St. Fort Worth, TX 76111. For ACH transfer details or more information, contact Haley Darbonne at

What is Blue Door Kitchen?

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