external arrow pointing right logo mark logo full version logo in single color arrow pointing down \ facebook logo instagram logo twitter logo flicker logo search icon navigation expand button close

Latest

Featured

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero

Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

Read More icon-link-arrow

National Intern Day: Meet Marta Williams

Marta Williams, Catholic Charities of Oregon’s (CCO) new intern for Germaine’s Kitchen and Café (GKC), shares her passion for supplying fresh and healthy foods to those who need it most and why she loves working with CCO. “My goal is literally to feed the hungry of Portland…You may never be able to cure houselessness or…

National Catholic Register: Portland Catholic Charities Chef Jon Wirtis — and a Recipe for Tortilla Lasagna

Hear the story behind the Executive Chef and Lead Instructor of Germaine’s Kitchen and Café, Jon Wirtis. A Californian native, Chef Jon Wirtis always had a heart for cooking. Starting out in his father’s restaurant, Chef Jon worked his way up in the culinary world. Chef Jon believes in the power of food: to help,…

Catholic Sentinel: The journey of Germaine's Kitchen and Café

Dive into the journey of Germaine’s Kitchen and Café! Learn how the idea first came to Catholic Charities of Oregon and how it has blossomed into an innovative enterprise. Read the article: https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/The-journey-of-Germaine-s-Kitchen-and-Caf-/2/35/45253

Fox 12 Oregon: Germaine's Kitchen and Café feeds community members in need

Germaine’s Kitchen and Café was featured on Good Day Oregon!

Holidays without Hunger

On Wednesday, December 8 , a small group from Catholic Charities of Oregon made a visit to Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, a Senior Living Community in Lake Oswego, for their Holidays Without Hunger event.

Congratulations Germaine's Kitchen and Café Graduates!

Special congratulations to our first cohort of students graduating from Germaine’s Kitchen and Café culinary training program. We could not be prouder! During their 16-weeks in the program they have learned professional culinary skills such as food safety, knife skills, sanitation and more! They’ve also been building professional skills including time-management, resume building, and customer…

Meet the students of Germaine’s Kitchen and Café, Workforce Development Culinary Training Program

Germaine’s Kitchen Café (GKC) is a workforce development culinary training program. GKC students learn essential skills that will put them on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with the very important job/life skills and hands-on learning in…

Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café!

Welcome to Germaine’s Kitchen Café, a Gluten Free Culinary Arts program of Catholic Charities Oregon. Here, our program delivers a variety of essential skills helping our students and participants on a path to success in a professional kitchen or foodservice operation. Our program offers in-class instruction on the fundamentals and foundations of cooking along with…

Catholic Charities welcomes Chef Jon Wirtis

Chef Jon Wirtis is Catholic Charities of Oregon’s new Executive Chef/Instructor. His two passions are food and people. Like Catholic Charities, Chef Jon believes food, the very thing that sustains our bodies, can also be the foundation for sustaining and transforming our local communities. One of Chef Jon’s main duties in his role as Executive…

Feeding the Community—Body, Mind, and Spirit

Catholic Charities has developed a multi-faceted, person-focused approach to provide food to historically underserved and vulnerable individuals and families in the Portland Metro area.
Deacon Richard Birkel – Catholic Charities of Oregon

Catholic Charities Partners with St. Francis Dining Hall

Executive Director Rick Birkel, Ph.D. describes the agency’s newly expanded role and vision for the dining hall as a social service program.