<style>The Kitchen

[ Sustainable practices make this kitchen an energy-wise place to create healthy meals for our volunteers, guests, and program participants! ]

Kitchen made possible by a gift from the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Miami Valley Region.

Often our kitchens are the biggest energy hog in our houses. With large appliances plugged in 24 hours a day and tons of water usage, it’s easy to lose track of our sustainability goals. To help combat the problem, CEC purchased energy efficient appliances, watches water usage closely, and implements sustainable policies that discourage disposables and make composting and recycling mandatory.

Our stainless steel sink and countertops are looking towards the future! We considered the longevity of stainless steel, as well as its recycling capabilities. We hope that when these products are no longer useful to us, they can be turned in to something useful for someone else!

These cabinets were made from “spalted” maple and built by volunteer Bob Ferrell. The black design often comes from fungi in the early stages of wood decay. If the wood is dried soon enough, the lumber remains sturdy but features beautiful black lines.