In a way, the kitchen is just like the real world.

It can be a scary place to navigate on your own. Each of us need people who guide us into life’s arenas and illuminate us with wisdom that makes what was dark and and dangerous seem familiar and even friendly.

“A safe place to fail is an easy place to learn…”

That’s the goal of the Courageous Kitchen. We aren’t only building up young cooks, but we’re bolstering well rounded, amazing young people who will lead their community into the future.

We do that by giving them a safe place to fail. A place where they can make mistakes, get second chances, and learn to cope and rebound from failure.

What has failing with the proper support taught you in the kitchen or elsewhere?


Dwight is director of Courageous Kitchen and a long term expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai speaker and astute lover of food, he enjoys teaching cooking, and using his passion for food to transform communities.